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Individual Decision and Social Order

Jörg Rüpke

in On Roman Religion: Lived Religion and the Individual in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704703
eISBN:
9781501706264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704703.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter looks at examples of individual interpretations of traditional priestly roles from the third until the first century BC. There was innovative behavior not only on the part of the ... More


From Republic to Principate: Priesthood, Religion and Ideology

Richard Gordon

in Roman Religion

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615650
eISBN:
9780748650989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615650.003.0022
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Rome's religion is not so much about the objects of worship but the institutions that made possible Rome's greatness, among them the two key sacerdotal colleges, the pontifices, who supervised the ... More


The Capitol and the Legends of the Saints

Jason Moralee

in Rome's Holy Mountain: The Capitoline Hill in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190492274
eISBN:
9780190492298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190492274.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 7 examines how dozens of martyr acts composed beginning in the fifth century turned the Capitol into a site of Christian resistance. In these pious fictions, rejection of a fantasy Capitol ... More


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