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The Peace of the Gods: Elite Religious Practices in the Middle Roman Republic

Craige B. Champion


This book takes a new approach to the study of Roman elites' religious practices and beliefs, using current theories in psychology, sociology, and anthropology, as well as cultural and literary studies. The book focuses on what the elites of the Middle Republic (ca. 250–ca. 100 BCE) actually did in the religious sphere, rather than what they merely said or wrote about it, in order to provide a more nuanced and satisfying historical reconstruction of what their religion may have meant to those who commanded the Roman world and its imperial subjects. The book examines the nature and structure of ... More

Keywords: priesthood, Roman ruling elite, Rome, religious practices, belief, religion, religious behavior, cults, rituals, gods

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780691174853
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691174853.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Craige B. Champion, author
Syracuse University