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Such 'religious' believers in its powers of revelation practised various forms of
star-cults. Despite the scepticism preached by men like Lucretius, Cicero and
Caesar, astrological beliefs received something like official recognition when the
Augustus therefore, seeing in the imperial cult a valuable instrument to promote
unity within a province and a bond of loyalty between the various provinces and
himself, deliberately introduced the cult in the West. In 12 B.c. an altar to Roma ...
The immemorial antiquity of her cult, with its professional white-robed clergy,
made a wide appeal: its demands were not heavy, involving initiation and
occasional abstinence. Further, its worshippers, men and women alike, actually
took part in ...
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Books like Scullard are essential for anyone who wants to engage with history. Where do you go after being intrigued by History Channel programs about the "mysteries" of the ancient world? You could ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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One of the clearest, most balanced accounting of the Roman Republican period I have read. Scullard was able to summarize the scholarship and give fair treatment to various interpretations without ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
ROME AT THE CROSSROADS
The Growth of Romes Empire
The Senatorial Government
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