Ushering in a New Republic: Theologies of Arrival at Rome in the First Century BCE (Paperback)Trevor S. Luke (author)
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Trevor S. Luke tackles some of the major issues of the history of the Late Republic and the transition to the empire in a novel way. Taking the perspective that Roman elites, even at this late date, took their own religion seriously as a way to communicate meaning to their fellow Romans, the volume reinterprets some of the most famous events of that period in order to highlight what Sulla, Caesar, and figures of similar stature did to make a religious argument or defense for their actions. This exploration will be of interest to scholars of religion, political science, sociology, classics, and ancient history and to the general history enthusiast. While many people are aware of the important battles and major thinkers of this period of Roman history, the story of its theological discourse and competition is unfolded here for the first time.
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm
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