Religion and the Romans

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Author  Ken Dowden
Publisher  Bristol Classical Press
Publication Date   January 1, 1998
ISBN  1853991805
Pages  112

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Religion and the Romans provides a short, modern introduction to religion in the Roman world. It deals with the public and private nature of religion at Rome itself, and looks at the native cults of the empire, with special reference to Gaul, as well as considering how the exotic cults such as those of Isis and Mithras were viewed. Finally, a fresh look is taken at the conflict of Christianity with the inhabitants and authorities of the empire, from Nero to Constantine and beyond.

This lively and accessible book will prove invaluable to students of the classical world providing a much needed general survey of Roman religion.

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