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Author Ando, Clifford, 1969-

Title The matter of the gods : religion and the Roman Empire / Clifford Ando.

Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series The transformation of the classical heritage ; 44.
The Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.
Transformation of the classical heritage ; 44.
Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.
Books at JSTOR All Purchased.
Notes Originally published: 2008.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Religion, law, and knowledge in classical rome -- Idols and their critics -- Interpretatio Romana -- Religion and Ius Publicum -- A religion for the empire -- Religion and imperialism at Rome -- The palladium and the Pentateuch.
Summary What did the Romans know about their gods? Why did they perform the rituals of their religion, & what motivated them to change those rituals? Clifford Ando explores the answers to these questions, pursuing a variety of themes essential to the study of religion in history.
Other author UPSO (University Press Scholarship Online) MARLI UPSO COMPREHENSIVE 2012.
JSTOR, issuing body.
Subject Rome -- Religion.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Standard Number 9786612762253
ISBN 0520933656 (electronic bk.)
9780520933651 (electronic bk.)
9780520259867 (paperback)
0520259866 (paperback)
9780520250833 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520250834 (cloth : alk. paper)