Continuity and Change in Roman Religion by J. H. W. G. Liebeschuetz

By J. H. W. G. Liebeschuetz

This booklet, first released in 1979 and out of print considering the fact that 1986, surveys spiritual attitudes mirrored in Latin literature from the past due Republic to the time of Constantine. Liebeschuetz specializes in the improvement of the Roman public faith, rather the relation among Roman faith and morality.

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This being so, society was securely founded on the inviolability of oaths and contracts which were made with invocation of the gods and whose breach the gods were expected to punish. Livy does not suggest that belief in divine concern increased men's knowledge of how to conduct their lives; he does, however, imply that it induced them to imitate the behaviour of their king and shape their manners by his example. Livy's account, as far as it goes, is plausible. 3 This did not by itself inculcate a code of conduct but it did provide some sort of underpinning for morality.

In the following chapters I am going to examine the social role of some aspects of Roman religion and in so doing to discuss how far concepts likèdecay' or `political fraud' can be ustly applied to it. 2. Ancient Explanations Puzzlement at the nature of Roman public religion is not new. C. found it necessary to propound an explanation of the extraordinary amount of religious observance that was going on at Rome. `The quality in which the Roman commonwealth is most distinctly superior is, in my opinion, the nature of their religious convictions.

R. Studi e Materiali de Storia delle Religioni Stv. J. A. Transactions of the American Philological Association Page xiii Introduction This book is about religious change and particularly about the interrelation between religious attitudes and the general political situation. Chapter I deals with religion in the disintegrating republic, its role in the political system, and its resistance to rationalism. Chapter II describes the changes of direction Roman religion had to undergo in order to adapt to the needs of the new semimonarchical system of government.

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