Eric M. Orlin

in Foreign Cults in Rome

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199731558
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199866342 | DOI:

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The Conclusion summarizes the book's main arguments and explains how the book has explored in detail the well-known and oft-studied willingness of the Romans to incorporate foreign religious elements into their religious system such as cults, priests, and practices. It has examined how this has both reflected and contributed to changes in the sense of the feeling of identity of the Romans as they expanded from a city-state. The Conclusion finishes by looking forward to the study of this subject in the future and the direction in which such study should take.

Keywords: Romans; Roman expansion; identity; foreign cults

Chapter.  2371 words. 

Subjects: Classical History

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