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Divine Institutions: Religions and Community in the Middle Roman Republic

Dan-el Padilla Peralta


Many narrative histories of Rome's transformation from an Italian city-state to a Mediterranean superpower focus on political and military conflicts as the primary agents of social change. This book places religion at the heart of this transformation, showing how religious ritual and observance held the Roman Republic together during the fourth and third centuries BCE, a period when the Roman state significantly expanded and diversified. Blending the latest advances in archaeology with innovative sociological and anthropological methods, the book takes readers from the capitulation of Rome's n ... More

Keywords: religious ritual, Roman Republic, social change, religion, Second Punic War, Veii, Roman state

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780691168678
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691168678.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dan-el Padilla Peralta, author
Princeton University