By Jörg Rüpke

A accomplished therapy of the numerous symbols and associations of Roman faith, this better half locations a number of the non secular symbols, discourses, and practices, together with Judaism and Christianity, right into a higher framework to bare the sprawling panorama of the Roman religion.

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

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A. Lepper, TrtVaft's Parthiarl War (1948); M. G. Bertinelli, 'I Romani oltre l'Eurrate', ANRW ii. 9. 1 (1976), 3-22. For the capture of Ctesiphon, Honigmann, RE Suppl. v. , col. J J J J f. A considerable number of Roman coins, the latest of J 15/16, have been found at Seleucia, cr. R. H. McDowell, Coiru from &1",ci8 Oft tire 1igris (1935), 194, 232. For Seleucia and Ctesiphon, A. Oppenheimer, in collaboration with B. Isaac and M. JltllliaJtUlaka ill dtI Talmlldk Period (lgB3), J 791[ For Trajan's organization of the province, A.

N. Frye, The History of Ancient I,a" (1g84), 239 and 293. As regards the RomanParthian relations Frye concludes that the conflict mostly concerned a matte, of honour, par- ' ticularly concerning Armenia, but, he takes seriously the western sources on Sassanian expansionism. 24 0" i 27 A-B. 2S Ammianus xvii 5. 5-6. 26 xvii 14. 1-2. 9. 28 The Res Gestae Divi Saporis, Honigmann and Maricq, pp. , para. 10-19, cf. comments on pp. ; E. jah,hu"dtrts ". Ch,. (1982), 38. On the wars between Rome and Persia in the fifth century, see below, ch.

82 SHA, A"relia,. xxxv 5. No other source mentions Aurelian's declaration of war against Persia. His death in or near Perinthos while marching eastward is well attested: Zosimus i 61. 362. I; Aur. Vict. Cus. 35. 8, etc. as Festus, B"uiaririm, ~4 and parallel sources (cf. Eadie, 93-5; add: Euagrius, HE Hi 41, PG Ixxxvi 2, col. 268ga). It PlltJIltix 30 (1976), 183. The evidence is explicit only for Armenia. M Theophylactus Simocatta v 6. 7. 5; 54. , ii. 102-21); cf. A. Jarde, Elrltiu ,ritiqllls s'" la vi, ilia "gne de s;"n, AI,xfllfll" (1925), 83-5; for relevant evidence from Hatra, A.

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