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    Author Turcan, Robert

    Title The cults of the Roman Empire / Robert Turcan ; translated by Antonia Nevill
    Unif Title Cultes orientaux dans le monde romain. English
    Imprint Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell, 1996

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    Descript xiii, 399 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
    Series The ancient world
    Ancient world (Oxford, England)
    Contents The great mother and her eunuchs -- Isis of the many names, or Our Lady of the Waves -- The Orontes pouring into the Tiber -- Beneath the rocks of the Persian Cavern -- Horsemen, mothers and serpents -- Occultism and theosophy -- Dionysus and Sabazius.
    Summary About the multiplicity of gods and religions that characterized the Roman world before Constantine. It was not the noble gods such as Jove, Apollo and Diana, who were crucial to the lives of the common people in the empire, bur gods of an altogether more earthly, earth level, whose rituals and observances may now seem bizarre.
    Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. [342]-382) and indexes
    "Suggestions for further reading (in English)" : p. [383]-385
    Subject Cults -- Rome
    Rome -- Religion
    ISBN/ISSN 0631200460 (alk. paper)
    0631200479 (pbk. : alk. paper)


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