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Priests and Initiates

Alan Cameron

in The Last Pagans of Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199747276
eISBN:
9780199866212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747276.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Much of the evidence for the religious affiliations of pagan aristocrats comes from inscribed dedications—more indeed than most people probably realize. In simpler times it was taken for granted that ... More


A Place at the Altar: Priestesses in Republican Rome

Meghan J. DiLuzio

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169576
eISBN:
9781400883035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169576.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This book illuminates a previously underappreciated dimension of religion in ancient Rome: the role of priestesses in civic cult. Demonstrating that priestesses had a central place in public rituals ... More


Introduction: Antiquarian Reconstructions and Living Realities

Michael Koortbojian

in Crossing the Pomerium: The Boundaries of Political, Religious, and Military Institutions from Caesar to Constantine

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691195032
eISBN:
9780691197494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195032.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This introductory chapter briefly discusses the baffling history of the pomerium. The pomerium, as a fundamental feature of Rome's political topography, was especially confounding for Roman ... More


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