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Seller: ancientgifts (4,186) 99.3%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122084234699 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! Dictionary of Roman Religion by Lesley Adkins and Roy A. Adkins. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket. Publisher: Facts On File, Inc. (1996) 288 pages. Long overshadowed by Greek mythology, or treated peripherally in general texts on the ancient Roman world, Roman religion is finally accorded its due in this unique reference work. While perhaps most familiar in the context of Greek-influenced gods ("Jupiter is to Rome what Zeus was to Greece"), Roman religious life in fact encompassed a tremendous variety of deities, rites, and belief systems. From the Celtic God Abandinus to the pagan historian Zosimus, "Dictionary of Roman Religion" contains more than 1,400 entries. Among the myriad of topics covered are: deities and spirits; festivals; sacrifices; temples, altars, and cult objects; burial rites; writers on religion; and historical religious events. Different religions within the Roman world, such as Mithraism, Druidism, Judaism, and Christianity, are also discussed. Entries range from brief definitions to concise essays reflecting particularly important aspects of religious practice, and most include suggestions for further reading in addition to a complete bibliography. A glossary, 63 photographs and 65 line drawings, and extensive cross-references round out this singular perspective on religious life in the Roman world. Written by two experts in the field, "Dictionary of Roman Religion" answers questions, makes connections, and sets Roman religion in its full context as no other source does. An essential reference for students, researchers, and teachers, as well as those interested in ancient religions, myths and legends, Roman society, and classical studies, this dictionary is a welcome and novel addition to the vast library on ancient Roman life. CONDITION: NEW. New (but blemished) hardcover with dustjacket. Facts On File (1996) 288 pages. Inside the book is pristine; pages are crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously new and unread. Outside the book is Unblemished except for mild edge and corner shelfwear to dustjacket, AND the upper corners of the covers are modestly bumped. It looks like the book was bumped while being carelessly reshelved (a fairly common "shelf-blemish" to large hardcover books). The bump to the upper, open corner of both the front and back covers is so mild that it is not echoed inside the book; i.e., the pages within the book are not "corner dented". Nonetheless however the two upper open corners are slightly smushed, and any conscientious description of the book's condition would disclose this fact. The overall condition of the book is entirely consistent with new stock from an open-shelf bookstore environment (such as Barnes & Noble, or B. Dalton, for example) wherein otherwise "new" books might show minor signs of shelfwear and/or "shelf-blemishes", consequence of simply being shelved and re-shelved. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! #1532f. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR JACKET DESCRIPTION(S) AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Roman religion has tolerated and incorporated an astonishing array of deities and rites from many other cultures extending from Rome's northern province of Britain to Persian in the east. Much more than a reconfiguration of Greek mythology, Roman religious life was as diverse as the people who inhabited ancient Roman lands. The Adkins' "Dictionary of Roman Religion" presents a complete, alphabetical overview of the subject, with more than 1,400 entries ranging from quick identifications of minor deities to longer essays on emergent religions such as Mithraism, Druidism, and Christianity. Also explored are: important places and buildings; superstition and magic; priesthoods; sacrifices; deification of emperors; temples, altars, and cult objects; and burial rites. Most entries include suggestions for further reading, and a comprehensive bibliography collects all relevant resources in on place. More than 60 original line drawings and 60 photographs document the sites and religious objects of paramount importance, while a helpful glossary defines possibly unfamiliar terms and individuals, such as "Livy", "lar", and "gens". Examining topics from the Celtic God Abandinus to the pagan historian Zosimus, "Dictionary of Roman Religion" is an invaluable and fascinating reference tool for any student of the ancient world. Leslie Adkins holds a degree in archaeology, ancient history, and Latin and a Master's in Philosophy for research into ancient settlement patterns. She has been a professional archaeologist for 29 years. Roy A. Adkins has a degree in archaeology and has been an archaeologist for 31 years. Both worked for the Milton Keynes Archaeology Unit, the South West London Archaeological Unit, and the Museum of London before becoming independent consultants. Both Adkins' are Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries of London and members of the Institute of Field Archaeologists, and they jointly directed the major excavations at the Beddington Roman Villa in South London. Their publications, in addition to more than 80 reports, articles, and reviews include: "The Handbook of British Archaeology", "Archaeological Illustration", "An Introduction to Archaeology", "Abandoned Places", "Field Guide to Somerset Archaeology", "The Romans", and Facts on File's "Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome" and "Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece". PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: From the Celtic god Abandinus to the pagan historian Zosimus, this dictionary contains more than 1,400 entries. Among the myriad topics covered are: deities and spirits; festivals; sacrifices; temples, altars, cult objects; burial rites; writers on religion; and historical religious events. Different religions within the Roman world, such as Mithraism, Druidism, Judaism & Christianity, are also discussed. Entries range from brief definitions to concise essays reflecting particularly important aspects of religious practice, and most include suggestions for further reading. Complete bibliography and glossary. Contains 63 photos, 65 line drawings, and extensive cross-references. The authors Lesley and Roy Adkins are both professional archaeologists and authors. They have written numerous books including "Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome", "Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece", and "The Keys of Egypt: The Obsession to Decipher the Hieroglyphs". REVIEW: This reference tool fills an important need for students of world studies, mythology, antiquities, Latin, and particularly the Roman Empire. The Adkins' point out that the Romans incorporated deities from many cultures in addition to those of Greece and created many of their own. This volume covers them A-Z, as well as topics such as spirits, places, and buildings. It also contains entries referring to religions that existed within the Roman world, such as Judaism, Christianity, and Druidism. Appropriate bold facing and italics draw attention to the most important information, and drawings and photographs elucidate topics. Extensive cross-references to other entries and to books in the extensive bibliography enable students to delve as deeply into the subject as desired. The index is extremely detailed. The readable text and inviting layout make this an excellent choice. REVIEW: Breaking with the long tradition of presenting classical Roman mythology as a reworked and diluted version of its Greek counterpart, offers entries ranging from short definitions to short essays on both the primitive, native aspects and the cosmopolitan fertility of mythology incorporated from Judaism, Druidism, Mithraism, and other cultures. Includes deities and their kin, festivals, events, writers, places and buildings, cult objects, burial rites, and other aspects. Modestly illustrated in black and white. Well cross-referenced, and most entries are referenced to the bibliography. Includes a glossary without pronunciation. REVIEW: In this unique reference work, Roman religion is finally accorded its due and set in its full context. Dictionary of Roman Religion contains more than 1,400 entries. Among the topics covered are deities and spirits, festivals, sacrifices, temples, altars, cult objects, burial rites, writers on religion, and historical religious events. Different religions within the Roman world, such as Mithraism, Druidism, Judaism, and Christianity, are also discussed. Illustrated, cross-referenced, and featuring a bibliography and glossary, this dictionary is both comprehensive and essential for students and researchers. The essays and suggestions for further reading also make this appealing to all who are interested in ancient religions, myths, and legends. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: "The Dictionary of Roman Religion" is an absolute masterwork of a resource book. Literally every important topic is covered here in great detail... pagan deities, rites, cults, religions, ritual tools, holy sites, priesthoods, festivals, famous individuals, etc. The best part is that this book covers far more than just Roman religion. The entries here in effect give a clear picture of how religions interacted in the ancient world. Here you'll find deities that the Celts and Romans worshipped together, German-Roman temples, Graeco-Egyptian deities, etc. No matter what your personal area of interest you will find useful material here. This is a book you'll refer back to constantly for information that is both concise and complete. I've met at least a dozen people who own this book and all of them consider it the most helpful book on ancient religion they own! REVIEW: While perhaps most familiar in the context of Greek-influenced gods, Roman religious life itself encompassed a tremendous variety of deities, rites, and belief systems. Now, the "Dictionary of Roman Religion" brings the gods, goddesses, rituals, and celebrations of ancient Rome to light, setting them in their full context as no other reference source has done. This book does contain an incredible range of topics on Roman paganism. Some of the entries cover less discussed aspects of Roman Religion, such as the elusive Romano-Celtic deities. For anyone interested in ancient religions, myths and legends, Roman society, and the classical era, this dictionary is a welcome and novel edition to the vast library on ancient Roman life. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). 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