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Early Greek Theology: God as Nature and Natural Gods

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The study examines the place of gods in Early Greek philosophy, with attention paid to breaks and continuity with the inherited beliefs from the Homeric age. Beyond the well-known rejection of ... More


The Theological Efforts of the Roman Upper Classes in the First Century Bc†

Arnaldo Momigliano

in Roman Religion

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615650
eISBN:
9780748650989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615650.003.0032
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter discusses Arnaldo Momigliano's ‘The Theological Efforts of the Roman Upper Classes in the First Century bc’, and merits his Roman writing in theology with sympathetic dispassion. As a ... More


Hierarchy and Structure in Roman Polytheism: Roman Methods of Conceiving Action†

John Scheid

in Roman Religion

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615650
eISBN:
9780748650989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615650.003.0033
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Theology of Rome is seen as a strong argument in favor of Roman cultural underdevelopment. So, the well-known litanies of ‘functional’ deities, those ‘Sondergötter’ dear to the heart of Hermann ... More


Gods Save the King: Alexander Ross’s Civil Mythography

Anna-Maria Hartmann

in English Mythography in its European Context, 1500-1650

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198807704
eISBN:
9780191845529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807704.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

In Alexander Ross’s Mel Heliconium (1642) and Pansebeia (1653), the ancient gods and the stories surrounding them are the product of the greatly successful civil theology of the Roman Empire. Ross’s ... More


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