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Roman Religion in Valerius Maximus (Hans-Friedrich Mueller) Hardcover Book, (Routledge, 2002) 9780415271080


Title: Roman Religion in Valerius Maximus

Author: Mueller, Hans-Friedrich

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 2002

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780415271080

Volumes: 1; Pages: 272

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Valerius Maximus was an indefatigable collector of historical anecdotes that illustrated both vice and virtue; his Memorable Deeds and Sayings are unparalleled in the breadth of Roman opinions it contains. Hans-Friedrich Mueller illustrates what Valerius Maximus can tell the modern reader about religion, rhetoric and historiography of ancient Rome. A contemporary of Jesus Christ, Maximus' work can also reveal the prevalent attitudes and beliefs of the ruling class that caused the persecution of early Christians.

"Mueller's volume is a thorough revision of his Chapel Hill dissertation in 1994. I can only praise the book. We have Roman religion devoid of obfuscating theory. With lucid prose he elucidates, with enviable command of the secondary literature in five languages, some 500 passages of Valerius. The index locorum makes them easily accessible."--Religious Studies Review

Table of Contents

Preface

Abbreviations

Introduction

1. Juno Valeriana

2. Vesta Mater: Mother Vesta

3. In Iovis Sacrario: In Jupiter's Inner Sanctuary

4. Ritual Vocabulary and Moral Imperatives

5. Sanctitas Morum or the General Intersections of Religion and Morality

Conclusion

Notes on the Chapters

References

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