The Religion of Ancient Rome

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Author  Cyril Bailey
Publisher  Forgotten Books
Publication Date   March 25, 2010
ISBN  1440089078
Pages  122

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CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION-SOURCES AND SCOPE THE conditions of our knowledge of the natIve religion of early Rome may perhaps be best illus .. trated by a parallel from Roman a.rch~ology. The Vlsltor to the Roloan Forum at the present day,lf he wlshes to reconstruct in imagination the Forum of the early RepublIc, must not merely (think away' many stt&t& of 1.&ter buildIngs, but, we are told~ must pioture to hImself a totally dIfferent onentatioD of the whole: the upper ~etl of remains, w hlOh he sees before him, is for his purpose In most cases not merely useless, but positively mlsleading. In the same WAY, ti' Wft wish to form it picture of the g&nuiJ1.e ltoman religion~ we OatlDOt find it immediAtely in classioal literature, we must banish from our minds all that is due to the oontact wlth the East and Egypt# a.nd even with the other raoes of Italy.

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CONTENTS; OHAP PAGE; I INTRODUCTION-SOURCEC3 AND SCOPE 1; II THE' A~TECEDENTS' OF ROMAN REJIGION 4; III MAIN FEATURES OF THE RELIGION OF NUMA 12; JV EARLY HII:;TORY OF ROME-TuE AGRICULTURAL; COMMUNITY; v WORSHIP OF THE HOUSEHOLD; VI W OaSHIP OF THE FIELDS; VII WORSHIP OF THE STATE; VIII AUGURIES AND AUSPICP;S; IX REIJIGION AND MORALITy-CONCLUSION; 31; 36; 68; 75; 96; 103

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