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March 25, 2016 at 10:10 pm #809
I feel like everyone is so smart, reading the messages here and the website certainly reminds me that I have much to learn. Could we work together to compile a reading list on the Religio Romana? Research is so important to our spiritual approach! I am always looking for useful and credible sources of information.
My favourite book on the Religio Romana is Scheid’s, An Introduction to Roman Religion, Indiana University Press, 2003. Sometimes I wish the book went more in depth. Then again, the book is only an "introduction".
What are your preferred resources? Please share!
Valete!March 25, 2016 at 10:50 pm #3703
A book that particularly changed my view of the Divine in the Cultus is: GRADEL, Ittai. Emperor Worship and Roman Religion. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 2002
This is a review I did on my thoughts: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1694269 … 697024260/
Here is a version of it in pdf: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1694269 … 626949967/March 28, 2016 at 3:33 pm #3764
May I recommend –
Clark, Anna. Divine Qualities: Cult and Community in Republican Rome. Oxford, 2007.
This book goes into greater detail yet is still introductory. It is a good next step from Scheid.
If you are interested PM me.
PhiloMarch 30, 2016 at 4:49 am #3804
I would like to suggest the book of Frances Bernstein – Classical Living: A Month to Month Guide to Ancient Rituals for Heart and Home:
http://www.amazon.com/Classical-Living- … cal+living
There is a lot of interesting ideas and practical application in this book. This book also contains some quotes from Ovid concerning Cultus Deorum.
ValeteMarch 31, 2016 at 4:52 am #3821
Anonymousquote Lucius Curtius Philo:
Philo, you mentioned this book in another post. I think it is worth reiterating here, it is an excellent book. After Scheid this book is probably one of my personal favourites.
The Gods of Ancient Rome: Religion in Everyday Life from Archaic to Imperial Times, Robert Turcan
http://www.amazon.com/The-Gods-Ancient- … 0415929741
I also suggest,
Roman Religion: A Sourcebook, Valerie M. Warrior
http://www.amazon.com/Roman-Religion-So … VZASHJ4C36
If you are very familiar with this topic you won’t find anything new in these books. Otherwise, I highly recommend these books as a starting place for developing your own ideas on reconstruction.April 3, 2016 at 7:38 am #3878
Thank you everyone, I can never have enough books!April 5, 2016 at 2:16 am #3921
Anonymousquote Appius Iunius Laterensis:
We use this for our mothly get togthers of the Houston Classical Pagan Association. I and My fiancee live by this book in our daily practiceApril 19, 2016 at 3:21 am #4147
I have been reading about the Cultus Deorum for the past 15 years. Over this time I have collected several books on the topic. Recently I have been compiling an index of my books. As part of this process I have created this list.
This is not a comprehensive list of the books out there on the Cultus Deorum, but list only my favourite from own home library. I’m happy to comment on any work listed in this collection.quote Library of the Iunia Bruta Household: On the Cultus Deorum:
P. Iunius BrutusSeptember 20, 2016 at 11:27 pm #6924
There are three new books that came out this year that are worth reading in my opinion.
I add these books to my list above:
The Gods, the State, and the Individual: Reflections on Civic Religion in Rome, John Scheid – https://www.amazon.com/Gods-State-Indiv … 889&sr=1-3
Household Gods: Private Devotion in Ancient Greece and Rome, Alexandra Sofroniew – https://www.amazon.com/Household-Gods-P … e+and+Rome
Legible Religion: Books, Gods, and Rituals in Roman Culture, Duncan MacRae – https://www.amazon.com/Legible-Religion … %20CultureSeptember 21, 2016 at 8:02 pm #6932
"A Day In Old Rome" by William Stearns Davis help set the foundation of my beliefs today. Although this is not solely on religion, it does cover every aspect of life in ancient Roma.
https://archive.org/details/dayinoldrome007400mbp here is an internet copySeptember 21, 2016 at 11:17 pm #6934
Anonymousquote Octavius Aurelius Cursor:
If you like this book, I suggest A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome by Alberto Angela. https://books.google.com/books?id=BAoUA … edir_esc=y
I saw this book suggested here and bought it, no regrets!September 22, 2016 at 12:36 pm #6942
I will check this out!
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