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Author Gradel, Ittai

Title Emperor worship and Roman religion / Ittai Gradel
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002


Description 1 online resource (398 pages) : illustrations
Series Oxford classical monographs
Oxford classical monographs.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Before the Caesars -- 3. Caesar's Divine Honours -- 4. Beyond Rome: 'By Municipal Deification' -- 5. The Augustan Settlement -- 6. The Augustan Heritage and Mad Emperors -- 7. The Emperor's Genius in State Cult -- 8. 'In Every House'? The Emperor in the Roman Household -- 9. Corporate Worship -- 10. Numen Augustum -- 11. A Parallel: C. Manlius, Caeretan 'Caesar' -- 12. 'Heavenly Honours Decreed by the Senate': From Emperor to Divus -- App. 1. Dedications from Italy to the Genius of Living Non-imperials -- App. 2. Dedications from Italy to the Genius Augusti up to A.D. 235 -- App. 3. Titles of Municipal Priests of Emperors in Italy from Inscriptional Sources
Summary "This book presents the first study of emperor worship among the Romans themselves, both in Rome and in its heartland Italy. It argues that emperor worship was indeed perfectly in keeping with Roman religious tradition, which has been generally misunderstood by a posterity imbued in radically different notions of the relationship between man and the divine."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Emperor worship -- Rome.
Emperor worship
SUBJECT Rome -- Religion.
Subject Rome (Empire)
Römisches Reich
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0198152752