Literature and Religion at Rome

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Author  Denis Feeney
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   January 13, 1998
ISBN  0521559219
Pages  176

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This book exploits recent reevaluations of Roman religion in order to argue in favor of taking the religious dimensions of Roman literature seriously, as important cultural work in their own right. Instead of seeing Roman religious and literary activity as derivative and parasitic upon Greek originals, the book questions the romanticizing biases of classical studies, and argues for the power and creativity of the Romans in their engagements with Greek culture.

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