The Resource A family of gods : the worship of the imperial family in the Latin West, Gwynaeth McIntyre

A family of gods : the worship of the imperial family in the Latin West, Gwynaeth McIntyre

Label
A family of gods : the worship of the imperial family in the Latin West
Title
A family of gods
Title remainder
the worship of the imperial family in the Latin West
Statement of responsibility
Gwynaeth McIntyre
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Roman politics and religion were inherently linked as the Romansattempted to explain the world and their place within it. As Roman territory expanded and power became consolidated into the hands of oneman, people throughout the empire sought to define their relationship with the emperor by granting honors to him. This collection of practices has been labeled "emperor worship" or "ruler cult," but this tells only half the story: imperial family members also became an important partof this construction of power and almost half of the individuals deified in Rome were wives, sisters, children, and other family members of the emperor. "A Family of Gods" seeks to expand current "ruler cult" discussions by including other deified individuals, and by looking at how communities in the period 44 BCE to 337 CE sought to connect themselves with the imperial power structure through establishing priesthoods and cult practices. It focuses on the priests dedicated to the worship of the imperial family in order to contextualize their role in how imperial power was perceived in the provincial communities and the ways in which communities chose to employ religious practices
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
292/.213
Index
index present
LC call number
DG124
LC item number
.M35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Societas : historical studies in classical culture
Label
A family of gods : the worship of the imperial family in the Latin West, Gwynaeth McIntyre
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Center and periphery: the establishment of cult to the emperor and members of his family -- Not quite gods: priests of living and nondeified members of the imperial family -- Divi in the provinces: priesthoods, honors, and sacred space -- Female divinities: the Divae and their priests -- Magistrates or priests? The Augustales -- Conclusion -- Epilogue: aeternae memoriae: the persistence of imperial cult practices in late antique north Africa
Control code
ocn962844295
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 179 pages.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472122189
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3515553x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)962844295
  • jstor0472122185

Library Locations

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