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Divine Qualities

Cult and Community in Republican Rome

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Divine Qualities by Anna J Clark
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This book explores an aspect of how Romans thought about themselves. Its subject is 'divine qualities': qualities like Concord, Faith, Hope, Clemency, Fortune, Freedom, Piety, and Victory, which received public cult in Rome in the Republican period. Anna Clark draws on a wide range of evidence (literature, drama, coins, architecture, inscriptions and graffiti) to show that these qualities were not simply given cult because they were intrinsically important to 'Romans'. They rather became 'Roman' through claims, counter-claims, appropriations and explorations of them by different individuals. The resources brought into existence by cult (temples, altars, coin images, statues, passwords, votive inscriptions) were visible and accessible to a broad range of people. Divine qualities were relevant to a broader social spectrum than is usually recognized, and this has important consequences for our understanding of Roman society.

Author Biography

Anna J. Clark is Tutor in Roman History, Christ Church, University of Oxford.
Release date NZ
December 1st, 2007
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
11 in-text illustrations
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
392
Dimensions
144x223x27
ISBN-13
9780199226825
Product ID
2506725

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