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A comprehensive treatment of the significant symbols and institutions of Roman religion, this Companion places the various religious symbols, discourses, and practices, including Judaism and Christianity, into a larger framework to reveal the sprawling landscape of the Roman religion. * An innovative introduction to Roman religion * Approaches the field with a focus on the human-figures instead of the gods * Analyzes religious changes from the eighth century BC to the fourth century AD * Offers the first history of religious motifs on coins and household/everyday utensils * Presents Roman religion within its cultural, social, and historical contexts
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Jörg Rüpke (born December 27, 1962 in Herford, West Germany) is a German scholar of comparative religion and classical philology, recipient of the Prix Gay Lussac-Humboldt in 2008, and of the Advanced Grant of the European Research Council in 2011. In January 2012, Rüpke was appointed by German Federal President Christian Wulff to the German Council of Science and Humanities.
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