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By Jörg Rüpke

A entire therapy of the numerous symbols and associations of Roman faith, this significant other locations a number of the spiritual symbols, discourses, and practices, together with Judaism and Christianity, right into a greater framework to bare the sprawling panorama of the Roman religion.

An cutting edge creation to Roman religion.
Approaches the sector with a spotlight at the human-figures rather than the gods.
Analyzes spiritual alterations from the 8th century BC to the fourth century AD.
Offers the 1st heritage of non secular motifs on cash and household/everyday utensils.
Presents Roman faith inside its cultural, social, and historic contexts.

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Die Bevölkerungszahl ging in nicht wenigen Regionen zurück, nicht nur wegen der unmittelbaren Verluste während der feindlichen Einbrüche, sondern auch weil die Wirtschaftskraft und die landwirtschaftliche Produktion nicht mehr auf dem alten Stand gehalten werden konnte. Gleichzeitig aber erforderten die Bedürfnisse der Reichsverteidigung sowohl einen ständigen und sogar erhöhten Nachschub an Rekruten und verursachten einen nicht geringer werdenden, sondern verstärkten Material- und Finanzbedarf.

Vgl. dazu auch W. Eck, ‚Die legio I Minervia. Militärische und zivile Aspekte ihrer Geschichte im 3. Jh. n. ‘, in Y. ) Les Légions romaines sous le Haute-Empire, Actes du Congrès de Lyon (17–19 septembre 1998) (Lyon 2000), 83 ff. Unsicher bleibt, ob eine Weihung an Victoria Aug(usta) aus dem Jahr 222 aus Bonn sich auf den innenpolitischen Sieg von Severus Alexander über die Faktion Elagabals bezieht oder ob auch dieses Monument ein ReÁex eines Sieges der Legion gegen äußere Feinde war (CIL 13, 8035).

9), 376, “. . -U. Krause and C. ), Die Stadt in der Spätantike – Niedergang oder Wandel? (Stuttgart 2006), 463–483, at 464. See also my The Decline and Fall of the Roman City (Oxford 2001), 11–19. was there a crisis of the third century ? 19 a complete break. Any signiÀcant change in society can be shown to be the result of a chain of cause and effect going back a long time. So it is not at all surprising that Witschel is able to show that many features of the empire of the fourth century have their roots in the empire of the early third, or late second, or even earlier centuries.

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