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The Political Function of Religion

Dominic J. O’Meara

in Platonopolis: Platonic Political Philosophy in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199285532
eISBN:
9780191717819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285532.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter concerns the political importance of religion. Plato’s views on this theme are briefly sketched, as is the Neoplatonic interpretation of these views, with particular reference to Julian ... More


Divine Qualities: Cult and Community in Republican Rome

Anna J. Clark

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199226825
eISBN:
9780191710278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226825.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Qualities receiving public cult in Rome have too often been understood simply as incarnating ‘Roman virtues’. This book presents a critical new account of divine qualities (often misleadingly called ... More


Urbanization in Etruria

Tom Rasmussen

in Mediterranean Urbanization 800-600 BC

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263259
eISBN:
9780191734618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263259.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter examines the process of urbanization in Etruria. There is general agreement that, in Etruria, urbanization was well under way by the end of the seventh century BC. During this period ... 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

Meghan J. DiLuzio

in A Place at the Altar: Priestesses in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169576
eISBN:
9781400883035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169576.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the role that women of ancient Rome played in public cult. Historians of Roman religion have generally supposed that women were excluded from ... More


Conclusion

Meghan J. DiLuzio

in A Place at the Altar: Priestesses in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169576
eISBN:
9781400883035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169576.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This concluding chapter argues that priestly service offered women opportunities for leadership, prestige, and even, on occasion, authority, all in the name of maintaining the pax deorum—Rome's ... More


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