Religion in Republican Rome

Jörg Rüpke analyzes ritual and intellectual change in the city of Rome from the third to the first centuries B.C.E. The development of rational argument about religion and antiquarian systematization of religious practices is contextualized with respect to Roman expansion and the cultural exchange between Greece and Rome.

Religion in Republican Rome
Rationalization and Ritual Change

Jörg Rüpke

2012 | 328 pages | Cloth $69.95
Classics | Religion
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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The Background: Roman Religion of the Archaic and Early Republican Periods
2. Institutionalizing and Ordering Public Communication
3. Changes in Religious Festivals
4. Incipient Systematization of Religion in Second-Century Drama: Accius
5. Ritualization and Control
6. Writing and Systematization
7. The Pontifical Calendar and the Law
8. Religion and Divination in the Second Century
9. Religion in the Lex Ursonensis
10. Religious Discourses in the Second and First Centuries: Antiquarianism and Philosophy
11. Ennius's Fasti in Fulvius's Temple: Greek Rationality and Roman Tradition
12. Varro's tria genera theologiae: Crossing Antiquarianism and Philosophy
13. Cicero's Discourse on Religion
14. Greek Rationality and Roman Traditions in the Late Republic

Notes
Bibliography
Index Locorum
General Index
Acknowledgments