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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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In ancient Rome, it was believed some humans were transformed into special, empowered beings after death. These deified dead, known as the manes, watched over and protected their surviving family members, possibly even extending those relatives' lives. But unlike the Greek hero-cult, the worship of dead emperors, or the Christian saints, the manes were incredibly inclusive--enrolling even those without social clout,  Read more...
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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
DOI: 10.7560/320204
OCLC Number: 1089259878
Description: xxix, 269 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Abbreviations of ancient authors --
Abbreviations of journals and modern editions --
Acknowledgments --
Preface --
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 --
Notes --
Bibliography --
General index --
Index locorum.
Series Title: Ashley and Peter Larkin series in Greek and Roman culture.
Responsibility: Charles W. King.

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Restoring the manes, or deified dead of Rome, to their dominant place in the Roman afterlife, this book offers a comprehensive study of the manes, their worship, and their place in Roman conceptions  Read more...
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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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