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Archaic Roman Religion

Gary Forsythe

in A Critical History of Early Rome: From Prehistory to the First Punic War

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226517
eISBN:
9780520940291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226517.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter discusses early Roman religion. Rome's religious history can serve as a useful model in suggesting how Rome's cultural development occurred within a larger Italian context. Some ... More


Catachrestic Origins: Speech Acts and the Politics of the Performative

W. H. Shearin

in The Language of Atoms: Performativity and Politics in Lucretius' De rerum natura

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780190202422
eISBN:
9780190202446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190202422.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Drawing upon previous strands of the book, this chapter defines a new politics of Lucretius’ poem, which traditionally has been characterized as either proto-Marxist, on the one hand, or quietist, on ... More


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