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The Resource A family of gods : the worship of the imperial family in the Latin West, Gwynaeth McIntyre

A family of gods : the worship of the imperial family in the Latin West, Gwynaeth McIntyre

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A family of gods : the worship of the imperial family in the Latin West
Title
A family of gods
Title remainder
the worship of the imperial family in the Latin West
Statement of responsibility
Gwynaeth McIntyre
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Roman politics and religion were inherently linked as the Romansattempted to explain the world and their place within it. As Roman territory expanded and power became consolidated into the hands of oneman, people throughout the empire sought to define their relationship with the emperor by granting honors to him. This collection of practices has been labeled "emperor worship" or "ruler cult," but this tells only half the story: imperial family members also became an important partof this construction of power and almost half of the individuals deified in Rome were wives, sisters, children, and other family members of the emperor. "A Family of Gods" seeks to expand current "ruler cult" discussions by including other deified individuals, and by looking at how communities in the period 44 BCE to 337 CE sought to connect themselves with the imperial power structure through establishing priesthoods and cult practices. It focuses on the priests dedicated to the worship of the imperial family in order to contextualize their role in how imperial power was perceived in the provincial communities and the ways in which communities chose to employ religious practices
Cataloging source
P@U
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McIntyre, Gwynaeth
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Societas: historical studies in classical culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emperor worship
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • HISTORY
  • Emperor worship
  • Kings and rulers
  • Kings and rulers
  • Religion
  • Rome (Empire)
Label
A family of gods : the worship of the imperial family in the Latin West, Gwynaeth McIntyre
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Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Center and periphery: the establishment of cult to the emperor and members of his family -- Not quite gods: priests of living and nondeified members of the imperial family -- Divi in the provinces: priesthoods, honors, and sacred space -- Female divinities: the Divae and their priests -- Magistrates or priests? The Augustales -- Conclusion -- Epilogue: aeternae memoriae: the persistence of imperial cult practices in late antique north Africa
Control code
ocn959956390
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472122189
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1gc1w25
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)959956390
Label
A family of gods : the worship of the imperial family in the Latin West, Gwynaeth McIntyre
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Center and periphery: the establishment of cult to the emperor and members of his family -- Not quite gods: priests of living and nondeified members of the imperial family -- Divi in the provinces: priesthoods, honors, and sacred space -- Female divinities: the Divae and their priests -- Magistrates or priests? The Augustales -- Conclusion -- Epilogue: aeternae memoriae: the persistence of imperial cult practices in late antique north Africa
Control code
ocn959956390
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472122189
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1gc1w25
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)959956390

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