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Gods with Thunderbolts: Religion in Roman Britain by Guy de la B doy re Online



Gods with Thunderbolts: Religion in Roman Britain

Gods with Thunderbolts: Religion in Roman Britain

  • Title: Gods with Thunderbolts: Religion in Roman Britain
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  • ISBN : 9780752442914
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 304 pages


One of the Roman Empire s greatest achievements was religious tolerance, and in Britain the Romans found a world in which Fortuna and Fate ruled the minds of men and women That world left behind a marvellous legacy of literary and archaeological records, including temples and shrines, altars and votive gifts, curse tablets and inscriptions In addition to adopting the God One of the Roman Empire s greatest achievements was religious tolerance, and in Britain the Romans found a world in which Fortuna and Fate ruled the minds of men and women That world left behind a marvellous legacy of literary and archaeological records, including temples and shrines, altars and votive gifts, curse tablets and inscriptions In addition to adopting the Gods of Rome, Roman Britain had native cults like that of Cocidius from the northern frontier and exotic imports from Persia and Egypt such as the deities Mithras and Isis Tensions also rose with the legitimisation of Christianity in the 4th century This comprehensive study attempts to unravel the wide ranging beliefs and practices of those living in Roman Britain


Author Guy de la B doy re

Guy de la B doy re is author of Roman Britain A New History and many other histories of Roman Britain widely admired for their accessibility and flair He is also author of the popular volume The Romans for Dummies.




Gods with Thunderbolts: Religion in Roman Britain Reviews (4)

  • A pragmatic overview of religion in Roman Britain No flights of fancy, no high status, ritual if we have no other explanation descriptions Intelligent and absorbing and refreshing. [..]

  • Once again, Guy de la Bedoyere provides an accessible yet academic overview of an aspect of Romano British life Recommended only to those with some prior knowledge of the province or Roman religion Docked to four stars on account of the author s habit of decrying modern archaeological suppositions w [..]

  • Does what it says on the cover.Top illustrations, maps, and refs.Sources mainly archaeological, some textual stuff, but inevitably a load stuff from Bath and near the walls than anywhere else.Mainly pre xtian in focus. [..]

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