By Jörg Rüpke
A complete therapy of the numerous symbols and associations of Roman faith, this spouse locations some of the spiritual symbols, discourses, and practices, together with Judaism and Christianity, right into a higher framework to bare the sprawling panorama of the Roman religion.
An leading edge advent to Roman religion.
Approaches the sector with a spotlight at the human-figures rather than the gods.
Analyzes spiritual adjustments from the 8th century BC to the fourth century AD.
Offers the 1st background of non secular motifs on cash and household/everyday utensils.
Presents Roman faith inside of its cultural, social, and old contexts.
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Its emphasis on comparative grammar inﬂuenced scholars such as the classicist Bopp and the Brothers Grimm; it furthered the Enlightenment’s driving emphasis on logic and comparative material to unravel riddling cultural Streitfragen. ” K. O. Müller’s Prolegomena zu einer wissenschaftlichen Mythologie (1825) narrowed the focus to Greco-Roman religion; he conceived myth as Hellenic myth, apparently plausible in light of the Sanskrit connections. This Müller inﬂuenced classical studies and Roman religion far more; as long as Greek and Roman mythologies were considered identical there had been no problem, but now it appeared that since the Romans possessed no mythologies as Müller had deﬁned them, they had no mythologies at all.
2). But on what terms? Did theorizing about the relation between magic and religion exist in any form (Phillips 1991b)? The famous decision of the senate de Bacchanalibus (186 bc: ILLRP 2 511) betokens knowledge of and thought about the cult: the rites are secret (10), but it is recognized that the goddess may require some to participate (2). 69)? 12–13) or does it rather reﬂect an ongoing Roman concern for legal issues in exhumation and reburial (Pliny, Epist. )? We cannot say; the emperor issuing the decree remains anonymous, while the pontiffs as referenced in Pliny gave rulings advisory rather than binding (Wissowa 1912: 402, 513).
The “Greece,” however, of this intensive phase of cultural exchange – intensiﬁed by Roman warfare and plunder in Greek territories – was Hellenistic Greece, a cultural space that faced large territories. In the aftermath of the expansion by Alexander the Great (d. 323 bc) and on the basis of the earlier establishment of Greek ports and trading centers on Mediterranean coastlands, this Hellenistic culture had developed techniques of delocalization, of universalizing ancient Greek traditions. It offered grids of history, a mythic geography that could integrate places and societies like Rome and the Romans.