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By Jörg Rüpke

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A accomplished therapy of the numerous symbols and associations of Roman faith, this better half areas a number of the non secular symbols, discourses, and practices, together with Judaism and Christianity, right into a greater framework to bare the sprawling panorama of the Roman religion.

An cutting edge creation to Roman religion.
Approaches the sphere with a spotlight at the human-figures rather than the gods.
Analyzes non secular alterations from the 8th century BC to the fourth century AD.
Offers the 1st heritage of spiritual motifs on cash and household/everyday utensils.
Presents Roman faith inside its cultural, social, and old contexts.

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D. ” 34 This study will go beyond a survey and analysis of the interlocking phenomena of settlement patterns, production, and social-juridical groups in Baetica in its attempt to identify explicitly those persons who prospered from the agricultural and mineral wealth of the province. 35 In numerous instances they can be shown to be one and the same persons. And, mostly on the basis of nomenclature, it will be desirable to categorize possessores and traders in terms of juridical and social status.

For instance, there is no site in southern Spain that reveals the production of amphoras destined for the storage and transport of olive oil dating earlier than the later reign of Augustus. Is this all that is to be said on this subject? Perhaps not. 53 If this were the case, then the evidence from the Lomba do Canho would represent Baetican olive-oil containers of possibly late triumviral date or from the first years of Augustus’ reign. The containers, on this reconstruction, would still confirm the proposition that Baetican oil production, if not destined for consumption within the future area of the province of Baetica, was transported to centers of consumption within the confines of the Iberian peninsula.

Tax collection and the administration of justice were concerns of the governor and his staff, but these were of secondary importance, whether through circumstance or design. Nevertheless, it can be argued that Italian and Roman emigrants to Further Spain had an influence on the economic development of the future province that went beyond their actual numbers. 1 The names of two of Pompey’s legates in Spain are known: L. Afranius and M. Petreius. In 49 Cn. 3 At the outbreak of civil war in 49, Afranius and Petreius commanded troops at Ilerda (Lleida), while M.

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