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by Rangar Cline
Ancient Angels brings together inscriptional, literary, and archaeological evidence for angels (angeloi) in Roman-era religions. The book examines Roman conceptions of angels, angel veneration, and how Christian authorities responded to this potentially heterodox aspect of Roman religion.
Edited by Joannis Mylonopoulos
Based on the visual and textual evidence, this volume concentrates on the artistic, intellectual, religious, and socio-political importance of divine images as media of communication in the polytheistic cosmos of ancient Greece and Rome.
Feyo L. Schuddeboom
This volume collects and contextualizes ancient sources containing the terms τελετή and ὄργια for students of Greek religion. All the original texts, both literary and epigraphical, are accompanied by English translations.
Edited by Richard L. Gordon and Francisco Marco Simón
Most studies of Graeco-Roman magic focus on the Greek texts. Stimulated by important recent finds of Latin curse-tablets, this collection of essays for the first time tries to define the nature and extent of the originality of magical practice in the Latin West
Drawing exclusively on the evidence from urban Rome up to the age of Constantine, the book analyzes the pagan, Jewish, and Christian concepts of "god" along the lines of space, time, personnel, function, iconography and ritual.
Edited by Margarita Gleba and Hilary Becker
By considering votive, mortuary and secular rituals, the volume offers a contribution to the continued study of Etruscan culture and gathers new material, interpretations and approaches to the less emphasized areas of Etruscan religion.
Author: Jaime Alvar Translator and editor: Richard Gordon
he relative sophistication of the three major 'Oriental cults' of the Roman Empire, combining unfamiliar myth with distinctive ritual, enabled them, like Early Christianity, to offer a properly ethical salvation in the Weberian sense.
edited by Ted Kaizer
This interdisciplinary collection of articles brings out the variety of local and regional patterns of worship in the Near East, and in this manner contributes to our quest for understanding the polytheistic cults of the region as a whole.
edited by Johannes Hahn, Stephen Emmel & Ulrich Gotter
Destruction of temples and their transformation into churches are central symbols of change in religious environment, socio-political system, and public perception in late antiquity. Archaeologists, historians, and historians of religion seek an appropriate larger perspective on the phenomenon ...
Alberto Bernabé & Ana Isabel Jiménez San Cristóbal, with an Iconographical Appendix by Ricardo Olmos, and illustrations by Sara Olmos, translated by Michael Chase
The book presents a complete edition of the texts, their translation and some fundamental keys for their interpretation, in an attempt at updating our current knowledge on Orphic ideas about the soul and the Afterlife stated in those texts
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