Gods, Temples, and Ritual Practices

The Transformation of Religious Ideas and Values in Roman Gaul

Author: Ton Derks

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789053562543

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

View: 6416

Bevölkerungsgeschichte - Gallien - Siedlungsgeschichte - Tempel - Ritus - Religion - Götter.

A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World

Author: Rubina Raja,Jörg Rüpke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118885805

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 520

View: 5868

A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World presents a comprehensive overview of a wide range of topics relating to the practices, expressions, and interactions of religion in antiquity, primarily in the Greco-Roman world. • Features readings that focus on religious experience and expression in the ancient world rather than solely on religious belief • Places a strong emphasis on domestic and individual religious practice • Represents the first time that the concept of “lived religion” is applied to the ancient history of religion and archaeology of religion • Includes cutting-edge data taken from top contemporary researchers and theorists in the field • Examines a large variety of themes and religious traditions across a wide geographical area and chronological span • Written to appeal equally to archaeologists and historians of religion

Divine Interiors

Mural Paintings in Greek and Roman Sanctuaries

Author: Eric M. Moormann

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089642617

Category: Art

Page: 259

View: 2894

"Divine interiors" is een onderzoek naar de aankleding van Griekse en Romeinse heiligdommen met wandschilderingen. Machtige marmeren façades, beeldhouwwerken en schilderingen speelden een belangrijke rol in het aanzien van deze monumenten. Terwijl de officiële tempels, die met de steden of de staat waren verbonden, meestal een plechtige maar sobere uitstraling hadden, waren de gebouwen die gericht waren op meer volkse uitingen van religiositeit juist bont beschilderd. Scènes uit het leven van de vereerde godheid, aanhangers en beoefenaren van de cultus, planten en dieren konden de bezoekers van deze heiligdommen in hogere sferen brengen. Het valt op dat er in de uitgestrekte Grieks-Romeinse wereld veel overeenkomsten te vinden zijn tussen vaak ver van elkaar gelegen tempels. De muurschilderkunst kende net als andere kunstvormen stijl- en smaakveranderingen, maar die hadden wel overal dezelfde uitstraling.

TRAC 2008

Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference which Took Place at The University of Amsterdam, 4-6 March 2008

Author: Mark Driessen,Joep Hendriks,Stijn Heeren

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: 9781842173510

Category: History

Page: 202

View: 2832

Many papers were given during the annual conference, covering the breadth and length of the Roman world. This volume contains a selection of the papers from all of the sessions.

Roman Finds

Context and Theory : Proceedings of a Conference Held at the University of Durham

Author: Richard Hingley,Steven Willis

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: 9781842171639

Category: History

Page: 243

View: 1284

Studies on finds in Roman Britain and the Western Provinces have come to greater prominence in the literature of recent years. The quality of such work has also improved, and is now theoretically informed, and based on rich data-sets. Work on finds over the last decade or two has changed our understanding of the Roman era in profound ways, and yet despite such encouraging advances and such clear worth, there has to date, been little in the way of a dedicated forum for the presentation and evaluation of current approaches to the study of material culture. The conference at which these papers were initially presented has gone some way to redressing this, and these papers bring the very latest studies on Roman finds to a wider audience. Twenty papers are here presented covering various themes.

Late Iron Age Gold Hoards from the Low Countries and the Caesarian Conquest of Northern Gaul

Author: Nico Roymans,Guido Creemers,Simone Scheers

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089643494

Category: Social Science

Page: 237

View: 9402

Presentatie van acht recent ontdekte Keltische goudschatten uit het zuiden van Nederland en België, bestaande uit gouden munten en gouden ornamenten, die een bijdrage leveren aan de archeologie, geschiedenis en numismatiek van de Keltische periode in de Lage Landen in de tijd vlak voor en tijdens de Romeinse verovering van Julius Caesar.

The Excavation of a Romano-British Shrine at Orton's Pasture, Rocester, Staffordshire

Author: Iain M. Ferris,Lynne Bevan,Richard Cuttler

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 97

View: 2784

A report on recent excavations at Orton's Pasture which recorded Roman activity from the late 1st to mid 2nd century AD and which was probably associated with a Roman fort to the north of the site. One enclosure contained possible ritual deposits, including a fragment from an altar, while a small stone building located in another enclosure was identified as a shrine. Includes reports on pottery, vessel glass, small finds and environmental remains.

Settlement and Landscape

Proceedings of a Conference in Århus, Denmark, May 4-7 1998

Author: Charlotte Fabech

Publisher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 500

View: 4481

Derived from a conference held in Aarhus, Denmark in 1998, these essays discuss a wide range of archaeological issues centered around the study of the landscape and its relationship to human settlement. Information from unpublished research and fieldwork in Denmark is drawn together and set within a broader Scandinavian and European context. The various papers therefore discuss evidence from Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany, and Sweden, and are divided into sections on: Landscape and settlement transformations; problem of nucleation and dispersal; Settlement and non-agrarian production; Human-animal relationship; landscape seen as a social and mental construct; landscapes of power; Methods of study. A vast amount of information at a very reasonable price.

TRAC 2001

Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference which Took Place at the University of Glasgow, 29-31 March 2001

Author: Martin Carruthers

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: 9781842170755

Category: History

Page: 124

View: 4794

A selection of eleven papers from the eleventh annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference; these papers are representative of the broad range of Roman archaeology today, and share a commitment to a theoretically informed approach to the subject.

Hylas, the Nymphs, Dionysos and Others

Myth, Ritual, Ethnicity : Martin P. Nilsson Lecture on Greek Religion, Delivered 1997 at the Swedish Institute at Athens

Author: Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood

Publisher: Paul Forlag Astroms

ISBN: 9789179160517

Category: History

Page: 421

View: 1119


A Companion to Roman Religion

Author: Jörg Rüpke

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405129435

Category: Religion

Page: 576

View: 3009

A comprehensive treatment of the significant symbols and institutions of Roman religion, this companion places the various religious symbols, discourses, and practices, including Judaism and Christianity, into a larger framework to reveal the sprawling landscape of the Roman religion. An innovative introduction to Roman religion Approaches the field with a focus on the human-figures instead of the gods Analyzes religious changes from the eighth century BC to the fourth century AD Offers the first history of religious motifs on coins and household/everyday utensils Presents Roman religion within its cultural, social, and historical contexts

Vestal Virgins, Sibyls, and Matrons

Women in Roman Religion

Author: Sarolta A. Takács

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 194

View: 9482

Roman women were the procreators and nurturers of life, both in the domestic world of the family and in the larger sphere of the state. Although deterred from participating in most aspects of public life, women played an essential role in public religious ceremonies, taking part in rituals designed to ensure the fecundity and success of the agricultural cycle on which Roman society depended. Thus religion is a key area for understanding the contributions of women to Roman society and their importance beyond their homes and families. In this book, Sarolta A. Takács offers a sweeping overview of Roman women's roles and functions in religion and, by extension, in Rome's history and culture from the republic through the empire. She begins with the religious calendar and the various festivals in which women played a significant role. She then examines major female deities and cults, including the Sibyl, Mater Magna, Isis, and the Vestal Virgins, to show how conservative Roman society adopted and integrated Greek culture into its mythic history, artistic expressions, and religion. Takács's discussion of the Bona Dea Festival of 62 BCE and of the Bacchantes, female worshippers of the god Bacchus or Dionysus, reveals how women could also jeopardize Rome's existence by stepping out of their assigned roles. Takács's examination of the provincial female flaminate and the Matres/Matronae demonstrates how women served to bind imperial Rome and its provinces into a cohesive society.