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By Gwynaeth McIntyre

ISBN-10: 0472130056

ISBN-13: 9780472130054

Roman politics and faith have been inherently associated because the Romans tried to give an explanation for the realm and their position inside it. As Roman territory elevated and gear turned consolidated into the fingers of 1 guy, humans during the empire sought to outline their dating with the emperor via granting honors to him. This choice of practices has been classified “emperor worship” or “ruler cult,” yet this tells in simple terms part the tale: imperial family additionally grew to become a big a part of this development of strength and virtually 1/2 the contributors deified in Rome have been better halves, sisters, youngsters, and different kinfolk of the emperor.

In A kinfolk of Gods, Gwynaeth McIntyre expands present “ruler cult” discussions by means of together with different deified members, and via how groups within the interval forty four BCE to 337 CE sought to attach themselves with the imperial energy constitution via developing priesthoods and cult practices. This paintings makes a speciality of the monks devoted to the worship of the imperial kin so as to contextualize their position in how imperial energy used to be perceived within the provincial groups and the ways that groups selected to hire spiritual practices. certain emphasis is given to the provinces in Gaul, Spain, and North Africa.

This ebook attracts on epigraphic facts yet comprises literary, numismatic, and archaeological facts the place appropriate. will probably be of curiosity to students of Roman imperial cult in addition to Roman imperialism, and non secular and political history. 

 

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