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Contents List of Figures List of Sidebar Texts Acknowledgements Maps Introduction A. The Roman Empire B. Religion and Religions C. The Sources I. Identifying ¿Religion¿ in the Graeco-Roman Tradition A. The Nature of the Divine B. Approaches to the Divine 1. Cult 2. Myth 3. Art 4. Philosophy 5. Conclusion C. Three Problematic Topics 1. Authority 2. Belief 3. Morality D. Conclusion II. Regional Religious Traditions of the Empire A. Greece B. Asia Minor C. Syria D. Egypt E. North Africa F. Western Europe G. Eastern Europe H. Italy I. Uniformity and Diversity in the Religious Traditions of the Empire III. The Presence of the Gods A. The Gods in the World B. The Power of the Gods C. Manifestations of the Gods D. Conclusion IV. Religion and Community A. The City B. The Household C. Voluntary Associations D. Conclusion V. Religion and Empire A. Mobility of Worshippers B. Mobility of Gods C. Identifying Gods D. Emperors and Gods E. Conclusion VI. Religious Options A. Attractions 1. Esoteric Wisdom 2. Divine Inspiration B. Advantages 1. Traditional Benefits 2. Intensification 3. Salvation C. Conclusion VII. Roman Religious Policy A. Atheism and Superstition B. Religious Authority C. Three Particular Cases 1. Magic 2. Judaean Tradition 3. Christianity D. Conclusion Epilogue: Religious Change in the Roman Empire Glossary of Major Deities Glossary of Authors and Texts References Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Rome -- Religion.
Rome -- Religious life and customs.
Rome -- Civilization.