Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Book Review: The Impact of Imperial Rome on Religions, Ritual and Religious Life in the Roman Empire

Bryn Mawr Classical Review

There is one paper of interest in this book by Janneke de Jong: "Egyptian Papyri and 'Divinity' of the Roman Emperor" (p.239-252).


Janneke de Jong surveys what we can learn from third-century papyri about the imperial cult in Egypt, concluding that "the Roman imperial cult in Egypt was acceptable for the Egyptians, because it made the Roman emperor visible in a visual programme that was understandable for them and in which they could participate actively" (p. 252). Both papers are useful, if not particularly revelatory.
In Lukas de Blois, Peter Funke, Johannes Hahn, The Impact of Imperial Rome on Religions, Ritual and Religious Life in the Roman Empire: Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop of the International Network Impact of Empire (Roman Empire, 200 B.C.-A.D. 476) M√ľnster, June 30-July 4, 2004. Leiden: Brill, 2006. Pp. xi, 287.



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