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Ancient Greek and Roman Religion H.J. Rose

Ancient Greek and Roman Religion

H.J. Rose

Published October 1st 2001
ISBN : 9781566199810
Hardcover
174 pages
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This fascinating comparison between two remarkable and influential cultures examines the gods, myths, and wondrous stories that each religion contains, as well as the ways in which the two religions have survived in contemporary times. The authorMoreThis fascinating comparison between two remarkable and influential cultures examines the gods, myths, and wondrous stories that each religion contains, as well as the ways in which the two religions have survived in contemporary times. The author portrays the ancient Greeks as keen original thinkers, capable of breaking with the past and engaging in abstract thought. Religion in Greece had no creed, no code or system of morality, and no ecclesiastical authority, and was an admixture of mythology mixed in with some sort of philosophy. On the other hand, the Romans were more conservative, tenacious of the past, and orderly in their religions--never quite abandoning their half-savage past, and devising a theology and philosophy that was little more than a simplified adaptation of Greek thought. A book recommended for anyone with an interest in the intellectual and spiritual life of two of the worlds most extraordinary peoples.