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Ritual dynamics and religious change in the Roman Empire; proceedings.


Ritual dynamics and religious change in the Roman Empire; proceedings.

Impact of Empire (Organization) Workshop (8th: 2007: Heidelberg, Germany) Ed. by Olivier Hekster et al.



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Impact of empire; v.9


The 18 articles of this volume (4 in French, 5 in German, the balance in English) were first presented at the Eighth Workshop of the International Network Impact of Empire held at the Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg (Germany) in July 2007. The varieties of religious and civic ritual practiced across the vast Roman empire are discovered through analysis of archaeological and written evidence, with paper topics that include women as participants in sacrifices, images of the gods in Roman Greece, public feasts during the time of imperial Rome, and the end of the triumphal fasti in 19 BC. Angelos Chaniotis (U. of Oxford, All Souls College, the UK) provides an introductory essay outlining the state of research. Indexes of names and places (but not subjects) are provided.

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