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Divination and Human NatureA Cognitive History of Intuition in Classical Antiquity

Divination and Human Nature: A Cognitive History of Intuition in Classical Antiquity

Peter T. Struck

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169392
eISBN:
9781400881116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169392.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This book casts a new perspective on the rich tradition of ancient divination—the reading of divine signs in oracles, omens, and dreams. Popular attitudes during classical antiquity saw these ... More

Jews and Their Roman RivalsPagan Rome's Challenge to Israel

Jews and Their Roman Rivals: Pagan Rome's Challenge to Israel

Katell Berthelot

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691199290
eISBN:
9780691220420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691199290.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Throughout their history, Jews have lived under a succession of imperial powers, from Assyria and Babylonia to Persia and the Hellenistic kingdoms. This book shows how the Roman Empire posed a unique ... More

A Place at the AltarPriestesses in Republican Rome

A Place at the Altar: Priestesses in Republican Rome

Meghan J. DiLuzio

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169576
eISBN:
9781400883035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169576.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This book illuminates a previously underappreciated dimension of religion in ancient Rome: the role of priestesses in civic cult. Demonstrating that priestesses had a central place in public rituals ... More

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