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The ancient Roman afterlife : di manes, belief, and the cult of the dead

Author: Charles King, (Professor of history)
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2020. ©2020
Series: Ashley and Peter Larkin series in Greek and Roman culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Named Person: Manen
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles King, (Professor of history)
ISBN: 9781477320204 1477320202
OCLC Number: 1089259878
Description: xxix, 269 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Di manes : the godhood of the dead --
Di manes : the number of the gods --
Who worshipped whom? --
The manes in the context of Roman religion : beliefs and variations --
The powers of the dead --
The manes in the context of the funeral --
Festivals, ceremonies, and home shrines --
Conclusion --
Appendix one : the larvae --
Appendix two : the decline of the Lemuria.
Series Title: Ashley and Peter Larkin series in Greek and Roman culture.
Responsibility: Charles W. King.

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"[A] groundbreaking monograph...It will be an invaluable resource for scholars of religion, funerary practice and afterlife in ancient Rome and more generally...King aims to use his model of Read more...

 
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