The Cults of the Roman Empire

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Author  Robert Turcan
Publisher  Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date   January 23, 1997
ISBN  0631200479
Pages  416

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This book is about the multiplicity of gods and religions that characterized the Roman world before Constantine. It was not the noble gods such as Jove, Apollo and Diana, who were crucial to the lives of the common people in the empire, bur gods of an altogether more earthly, earth level, whose rituals and observances may now seem bizarre. As well as being of wide general interest, this book will appeal to students of the Roman Empire and of the history of religion.

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