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Joerg Rupke is Permanent Fellow in Religious Studies at the Max Weber Center, University of Erfurt. He is the author of many books, including From Jupiter to Christ: On the History of Religion in the Roman Imperial Period, Religion: Antiquity and Modern Legacy, and Religion in Republican Rome: Rationalization and Ritual Change.
The perspective adopted on Roman religion by Jorg Rupke in this book is radically new and puts the period in a long-awaited conversation with other eras. His work allows historians to better understand the transformations of religious practices in the first three centuries of the common era and beyond.Rupke must be commended for his all-encompassing approach to the material from Latin poetry to inscribed ex-votos, from prosopographical data to religious literature. -- Eric Rebillard, Cornell University, author of <I>Christians and Their Many Identities in Late Antiquity, North Africa, 200-450 CE</I> Joerg Rupke's On Roman Religion is a fascinating and timely new take on traditional Roman religion as it was experienced by its original practitioners in antiquity. Vivid, original, and easy to read, this book directly addresses the role of the individual within the sacred landscape of Roman gods and the rituals invoking them. It offers new readings of several key texts, notably by Propertius and Ovid, at the same time as applying insights from sociology and ethnology to produce a richly nuanced approach to how religion was shaped by the experiences of everyday people. This new study of religious experience, shaped by individual needs and choices within specific cultural contexts, provides an exciting and fresh perspective on traditional Roman religion. -- Harriet Flower, Princeton University, author of <I>Roman Republics</I> Provocative reading for anyone interested in Roman culture in the late Republic and early Empire. * Religious Studies Review * A lucid, thought-provoking, and highly persuasive attempt to access 'lived ancient religion.'... The book as a whole is enormously fertile, and really is essential reading for anyone interested in 'Roman religion.' * Reading Religion * Drawing on the contemporary methodology of lived religion, Rupke examines a variety of texts, practices, and religious artifacts to discover how Romans individualized their religion. He persuasively demonstrates that religious individuality can be seen in domestic cults, public sanctuaries, and personal visionary experiences.... This is a groundbreaking study by a leading historian of Roman religion. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. * Choice *