By Gwynaeth McIntyre
In A family members of Gods, Gwynaeth McIntyre expands present “ruler cult” discussions via together with different deified contributors, and via how groups within the interval forty four BCE to 337 CE sought to attach themselves with the imperial strength constitution via developing priesthoods and cult practices. This paintings makes a speciality of the clergymen devoted to the worship of the imperial family members with a purpose to contextualize their position in how imperial energy was once perceived within the provincial groups and the ways that groups selected to hire non secular practices. distinct emphasis is given to the provinces in Gaul, Spain, and North Africa.
This e-book attracts on epigraphic proof yet comprises literary, numismatic, and archaeological proof the place acceptable. it will likely be of curiosity to students of Roman imperial cult in addition to Roman imperialism, and non secular and political history.
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