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God, area, and town within the Roman Imagination is a different exploration of the connection among the traditional Romans' visible and literary cultures and their mind's eye. Drawing on an enormous diversity of old resources, poetry and prose, texts, and fabric tradition from all degrees of Roman society, it analyses how the Romans used, conceptualized, seen, and moved round their urban.

Jenkyns will pay specific recognition to the opposite population of Rome, the gods, and investigates how the Romans skilled and encountered them, with a selected emphasis at the own and subjective facets of non secular existence. via learning inside areas, either secular (basilicas, colonnades, and boards) and sacred areas (the temples the place the Romans seemed upon their gods) and their illustration in poetry, the amount additionally follows the improvement of an structure of the inner within the nice Roman public works of the 1st and moment centuries advert. whereas supplying new insights into the operating of the Romans' mind's eye, it additionally bargains strong demanding situations to a few lengthy confirmed orthodoxies approximately Roman faith and cultural behaviour.

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