By Anna J. Clark

ISBN-10: 0199226822

ISBN-13: 9780199226825

This e-book explores a side of ways Romans thought of themselves. Its topic is 'divine qualities': features like harmony, religion, desire, Clemency, Fortune, Freedom, Piety, and Victory, which acquired public cult in Rome within the Republican interval. Anna Clark attracts on a variety of proof (literature, drama, cash, structure, inscriptions and graffiti) to teach that those traits weren't easily given cult simply because they have been intrinsically very important to 'Romans'. They relatively turned 'Roman' via claims, counter-claims, appropriations and explorations of them through diversified members. The assets introduced into life by means of cult (temples, altars, coin pictures, statues, passwords, votive inscriptions) have been noticeable and obtainable to a extensive variety of individuals. Divine features have been appropriate to a broader social spectrum than is generally well-known, and this has very important outcomes for our realizing of Roman society.

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