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By Anna J. Clark

This publication explores a facet of ways Romans thought of themselves. Its topic is 'divine qualities': features like harmony, religion, wish, Clemency, Fortune, Freedom, Piety, and Victory, which got public cult in Rome within the Republican interval. Anna Clark attracts on quite a lot of proof (literature, drama, cash, structure, inscriptions and graffiti) to teach that those traits weren't easily given cult simply because they have been intrinsically vital to 'Romans'. They relatively grew to become 'Roman' via claims, counter-claims, appropriations and explorations of them by way of various participants. The assets introduced into life through cult (temples, altars, coin photographs, statues, passwords, votive inscriptions) have been noticeable and available to a large variety of individuals. Divine features have been appropriate to a broader social spectrum than is mostly well-known, and this has vital results for our realizing of Roman society.

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