By J. H. W. G. Liebeschuetz
This publication, first released in 1979 and out of print in view that 1986, surveys non secular attitudes mirrored in Latin literature from the overdue Republic to the time of Constantine. Liebeschuetz specializes in the improvement of the Roman public faith, relatively the relation among Roman faith and morality.
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H. Phil. R. C. R. K. St. Th. G. E. M. A. G. 3 W. Dittenberger, Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum, 3rd ed. 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.
Rev. V. E. S. H. S. S. Journal of Roman Studies J. S. R. S. W. R. G. P. R. L. P. Migne, Patrologia Latina Prl. J. W. C. A. L. M. H. Phil. R. C. R. K. St. Th. G. E. M. A. G. 3 W. Dittenberger, Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum, 3rd ed. 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.
Page 17 their political interest, varied from day to day and season to season. Divination provided not a blocking but a delaying mechanism. It might prevent hasty decisions from being taken by a temporary majority under the influence of passing emotion. But it could not be used to thwart permanently even a wellsupported individual, let alone an overwhelmingly powerful group such as Pompey, Crassus, and Caesar made. The above account of Roman divination appears to assume that every religious intervention in politics was purposive and represented manipulation in a particular interest.