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Title Empire and religion : religious change in Greek cities under Roman rule / edited by Elena Muñiz Grijalvo, Juan Manuel Cortés Copete, Fernando Lozano Gómez.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]

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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 221 pages)
Series Impact of empire : Roman Empire, c. 200 B.C.-A.D. 476, 1572-0500 ; volume 25
Impact of Empire (Roman Empire, c. 200 B.C.-A.D. 476) (Series) ; 25.
Note Text in English with one chapter in French.
Summary "This volume explores the nature of religious change in the Greek-speaking cities of the Roman Empire. Emphasis is put on those developments that apparently were not the direct result of Roman actions: the intensification of idiosyncratically Greek features in the religious life of the cities (Heller, Muñiz, Camia); the active role of a new kind of Hellenism in the design of imperial religious policies (Gordillo, Galimberti, Rosillo-López); or the locally different responses to central religious initiatives, and the influence of those local responses in other imperial contexts (Cortés, Melfi, Lozano, Rizakis). All the chapters try to suggest that religion in the Greek cities of the empire was both conservative and innovative, and that the 'Roman factor' helps to explain this apparent paradox. Contributors are: Francesco Camia, Juan Manuel Cortés Copete, Alessandro Galimberti, Rocío Gordillo Hervás, Anne Heller, Fernando Lozano Gómez, Milena Melfi, Elena Muñiz Grijalvo, Athanasios Rizakis, Cristina Rosillo-López"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Priesthoods and civic ideology : honorific titles for Hiereis and Archiereis in Roman Asia Minor / Anna Heller -- Public sacrifice in Roman Athens / Elena Muñiz Grijalvo -- Cultic and social dynamics in the Eleusinian sanctuary under the empire / Francesco Camia -- Communication between sanctuaries and rulers : an analysis of religious resistance to Roman abuses in the Greek East during the Roman Republic / Cristina Rosillo-López -- Trajan and Hadrian's reorganization of the Agonistic associations in Rome / Rocío Gordillo Hervás -- P. Oxy. 471 : Hadrian, Alexandria, and the Antinous cult / Alessandro Galimberti -- Hadrian among the gods / Juan Manuel Cortés Copete -- Some thoughts on the cult of the Pantheon ("All the Gods"?) in the cities and sanctuaries of Roman Greece / Milena Melfi -- Emperor worship and Greek leagues : the organization of supra-civic imperial cult in the Roman East / Fernando Lozano -- Le paysage culturel de la colonie romaine de Philippes en Macédoine : cosmopolitisme religieux et différentiation sociale / Athanasios D. Rizakis -- Index geographicus -- Index nominum -- Index rerum sacrorum -- Index rerum.
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Subject Rome -- Religious life and customs.
Greeks -- Rome -- Religion -- History.
City and town life -- Rome -- History.
Social change -- Rome -- History.
Imperialism -- Religious aspects -- History.
Religion and politics -- Rome -- History.
Ritual -- Rome -- History.
Rome -- Religion.
Rome -- Politics and government.
Rome -- Civilization -- Greek influences.
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Spirituality -- Paganism & Neo-Paganism.
RELIGION -- Antiquities & Archaeology.
City and town life.
Civilization -- Greek influences.
Greeks -- Religion.
Politics and government.
Religion.
Religion and politics.
Ritual.
Social change.
Rome (Empire)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History.
Added Author Muñiz Grijalvo, Elena, editor.
Cortés Copete, Juan Manuel, editor.
Lozano, Fernando (Lozano Gómez), editor.
Other Form: Print version: Empire and religion. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2017 9789004347106 (DLC) 2017017147
ISBN 9789004347113 (electronic book)
9004347119 (electronic book)
9789004347106 (hardcover acid-free paper)
Standard No. 10.1163/9789004347113