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The Resource Divination, prediction and the end of the Roman Republic, Federico Santangelo

Divination, prediction and the end of the Roman Republic, Federico Santangelo

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Divination, prediction and the end of the Roman Republic
Title
Divination, prediction and the end of the Roman Republic
Statement of responsibility
Federico Santangelo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book offers a comprehensive assessment of the intersection between Roman politics, culture and divination in the late Republic. It discusses how the practice of divination changed at a time of great political and social change and explores the evidence for a critical reflection and debate on the limits of divination and prediction in the second and first centuries BC. Divination was a central feature in the workings of the Roman government and this book explores the ways in which it changed under the pressure of factors of socio-political complexity and disruption. It discusses the ways in which the problem of the prediction of the future is constructed in the literature of the period. Finally, it explores the impact that the emergence of the Augustan regime had on the place of divination in Rome and the role that divinatory themes had in shaping the ideology of the new regime." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Santangelo, Federico
Index
index present
LC call number
DG254
LC item number
.S253 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rome
  • Divination
  • Rome
  • Political culture
  • Social change
  • Politik
  • Wahrsagen
  • Römisches Reich
  • Divination
  • Political culture
  • Political science
  • Social change
  • Rome (Empire)
Label
Divination, prediction and the end of the Roman Republic, Federico Santangelo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the power of signs -- The de diuinatione in context -- The terms of the debate -- Fringe divination? -- The haruspices and the rise of prophecy -- Etruscan ages and the end of the Republic -- Alien sooth : the Sibylline Books -- Wild prophecies -- Foresight, prediction, and decline in Cicero's correspondence -- Between fortune and virtue : Sallust and the decline of Rome -- Divination, religious change, and the future of Rome in Livy -- Signs and prophecies in Virgil -- Divination and monarchy
Control code
822028659
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 357 pages
Isbn
9781107026841
Lccn
2012048526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustratoions
System control number
(OCoLC)822028659
Label
Divination, prediction and the end of the Roman Republic, Federico Santangelo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the power of signs -- The de diuinatione in context -- The terms of the debate -- Fringe divination? -- The haruspices and the rise of prophecy -- Etruscan ages and the end of the Republic -- Alien sooth : the Sibylline Books -- Wild prophecies -- Foresight, prediction, and decline in Cicero's correspondence -- Between fortune and virtue : Sallust and the decline of Rome -- Divination, religious change, and the future of Rome in Livy -- Signs and prophecies in Virgil -- Divination and monarchy
Control code
822028659
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 357 pages
Isbn
9781107026841
Lccn
2012048526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustratoions
System control number
(OCoLC)822028659

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