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        Paginationxvi, 100 p. :
        Number of Pages57
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formerly made for the security of the republic now were directed at the well-being of the emperor. Christians saw these practices as ungodly, and a primary cause of economic and political crisis. declared that "a sacrifice without prayer is thought to be useless and not a proper consultation of the gods.

He was not a living divus but father of his country pater patriaeits pontifex maximus greatest priest and at least notionally, its leading Republican. This may have resulted in some Jews leaving Rome, for whom it was personally an expulsion. 1 ff: The expiatory in the Forum Boarium followed Rome's defeat at Cannae in the same wars.

It set a very somber mood for the course. He seems to be correcting a misapprehension about the expulsion. The two classes of tax evaders were improfessi i. The dead consumed their portion in the flames of the pyre, Ceres her portion through the flame of her altar, and Roman Religion in Valerius Maximus family at the site of the cremation.

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Rome's officials and priests reclined in order of precedence alongside and ate the meat; lesser citizens may have had to provide their own. By the end of the Imperial era, Nicene Christianity was the one permitted Roman religio; all other cults were heretical or pagan superstitiones.

Innumerable smaller, personal or more secretive cults would have persisted and left no trace. During the mid-to-late Republic, the reformistthe populist politician-general and his antagonistand the "notorious " justified their very different policies by the divinely inspired utterances of private diviners.

The presence of from the beginning of the historical period influencedintroducing some religious practices that became as fundamental as the cult of. The boundary between religio and superstitio is not clearly defined. The exta were the entrails of acomprising in 's enumeration the gall bladder felliver iecurheart corRoman Religion in Valerius Maximus lungs pulmones.

Yet Theodosius accepted comparison with Hercules and Jupiter as a living divinity in the panegyric ofand despite his active dismantling of Rome's traditional cults and priesthoods could commend his heirs to its overwhelmingly Hellenic Senate in traditional Hellenic terms.