The Resource Religion in republican Rome : rationalization and ritual change, Jörg Rüpke

Religion in republican Rome : rationalization and ritual change, Jörg Rüpke

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Religion in republican Rome : rationalization and ritual change
Title
Religion in republican Rome
Title remainder
rationalization and ritual change
Statement of responsibility
Jörg Rüpke
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Roman religion as we know it is largely the product of the middle and late republic, the period falling roughly between the victory of Rome over its Latin allies in 338 B.C.E. and the attempt of the Italian peoples in the Social War to stop Roman domination, resulting in the victory of Rome over all of Italy in 89 B.C.E. This period witnessed the expansion and elaboration of large public rituals such as the games and the triumph as well as significant changes to Roman intellectual life, including the emergence of new media like the written calendar and new genres such as law, antiquarian writing, and philosophical discourse. In Religion in Republican Rome Jörg Rüpke argues that religious change in the period is best understood as a process of rationalization: rules and principles were abstracted from practice, then made the object of a specialized discourse with its own rules of argument and institutional loci. Thus codified and elaborated, these then guided future conduct and elaboration. Rüpke concentrates on figures both famous and less well known, including Gnaeus Flavius, Ennius, Accius, Varro, Cicero, and Julius Caesar. He contextualizes the development of rational argument about religion and antiquarian systematization of religious practices with respect to two complex processes: Roman expansion in its manifold dimensions on the one hand and cultural exchange between Greece and Rome on the other
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Cataloging source
AZK
Index
index present
LC call number
BL803
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Empire and after
Label
Religion in republican Rome : rationalization and ritual change, Jörg Rüpke
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [261]-299) and indexes
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn961600534
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st edition
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 321 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812243949
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b29270327
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)961600534
  • pebcs0812243943

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