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Scheid, John

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An introduction to Roman religion by John Scheid( Book )

46 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an introduction to religion in Rome during the late republic and early empire. Written by one of the world's leading scholars of the subject, it draws on the latest findings in archaeology and history to explain the meanings of rituals, rites, auspices and oracles, to describe the uses of temples and sacred ground, and to evoke the daily patterns of religious life and observance within the city Rome and its environs. The book is divided into five parts. In the first the author considers the contemporary meaning of religious terms and concepts and the role religion played in the Roman sense of identity and destiny. The second describes the religious calendar, diurnal patterns of worship and observance, and the structure of religious space in temples, sanctuaries and sacred places. The third looks at the form of religious services including the rites and purposes of sacrifices, and examines when auspices were sought and how they were read. Part IV describes the priests and priestesses - who they were; how they were trained and for what functions - and the gods and demi-gods of the Roman pantheon. Part V considers Roman theology and exegesis. -- Back cover
The gods, the state, and the individual : reflections on civic religion in Rome by John Scheid( )

22 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and French and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman religious practice has long presented a number of challenges to historians approaching the subject from a perspective framed by the three Abrahamic religions. The Romans had no sacred text that espoused its creed or offered a portrait of its foundational myth. They described relations with the divine using technical terms widely employed to describe relations with other humans. Indeed, there was not even a word in classical Latin that corresponds to the English word religion. In The Gods, the State, and the Individual, John Scheid confronts these and other challenges directly. If Roman religious practice has long been dismissed as a cynical or naïve system of borrowed structres unmarked by any true piety, Scheid contends that this is the result of a misplaced expectation that the basis of religion lies in an individual's personal and revelatory relationship with his or her god. He argues that when viewed in the light of secular history as opposed to Christian theology, Roman religion emerges as a legitimate phenomenon in which rituals, both public and private, enforced a sense of communal, civic, and state identity. Since the 1970s, Scheid has been one of the most influential figures reshaping scholarly understanding of ancient Roman religion. The Gods, the State, and the Individual presents a translation of Scheid's work that chronicles the development of his field-changing scholarship. -- from dust jacket
Rome et l'intégration de l'Empire : (44 av. J.-C.-260 ap. J.-C.) by François Jacques( Book )

53 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in French and Undetermined and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Du Haut Empire on donne volontiers une image caricaturale. Défini sans précaution comme une monarchie brutale et brouillonne, le régime du principat est considéré tantôt comme un système prédateur, tantôt comme une période idyllique de paix et de félicité, interrompue par quelques rares guerres civiles et progressivement détruite par les barbares. C'est contre ces excès que veut réagir ce livre. Le principat était indéniablement un régime autoritaire et répressif, fondé sur le pouvoir militaire et sur l'exploitation des pauvres, libres ou non libres. Mais il n'était ni une monarchie absolue, ni une simple machine impérialiste. Très souple et en mutation permanente, le régime du principat a réussi à maintenir une relative paix intérieure et à gouverner, voire à intégrer dans l'empire, sur le plan politique, social et économique, les régions, les cités et les élites de tout le monde méditerranéen
The craft of Zeus : myths of weaving and fabric by John Scheid( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revealing Antiquity, a series edited by Glen Bowersock for Harvard University Press, is winning a distinctive niche for itself in the world of classical studies...The series as a whole has set...high standards for provocative and beautifully produced books, which deploy stimulating and complex material, the product of both innovative methodological insight, and a flair for refocusing on the previously marginalized. What is more, each is intelligently framed to make its arguments accessible to a wide audience and to interests outside classics...The Craft of Zeus is similarly an attractively and thoughtfully produced volume, with a distinctive methodological concern and an eye for the misplaced margin and the surprising connection...[The authors] aim not at an exhaustive coverage of the language, images and tales of weaving, but at a more essayistic approach that sets out to exemplify not merely the pervasiveness of the idea of weaving in classical culture but also a particular sense of what might be meant by a myth of weaving...In sum, the somewhat surprising coupling of the vast solidity of Scheid's work on the Arval Brethren with the more mercurial leptotes of Svenbro produces a stimulating brief set of interconnected essays, whose general frame encourages a deeper awareness of the normative depth of every use of the vocabulary, imagery or tales of weaving and fabrics. -- Simon Goldhill Bryn Mawr Classical Review This subtle and thought-provoking book examines the network of associations which, Scheid and Svenbro believe, surrounded the process of weaving and the idea of fabric in antiquity...I found this a stimulating and illuminating book, written in a mercifully clear and accessible style, very well translated into English by Carol Volk. -- Richard Whitaker Scholia Reviews: Natal Studies in Classical Antiquity This lively and well-written work,...because of its wide range of illustrative evidence, should find a large audience among classicists and anyone interested in social custom and etymology and is recommended to teachers and graduate students. -- Leona Ascher Classical World [An] elegant exploration...This is a constantly challenging and entertaining little book...[It] sheds new light on old texts and explores important areas of ancient mentalities in ways which enliven and stimulate. -- Nick Fisher Times Literary Supplement"
Religion et piété à Rome by John Scheid( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in French and Italian and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romulus et ses frères : le collège des Frères Arvales, modèle du culte public dans la Rome des empereurs by John Scheid( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in French and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rites et croyances dans les religions du monde romain : huit exposés suivis de discussions : Vandœuvres-Genève, 21-25 août 2006 by Entretiens sur l'antiquité classique( Book )

18 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Res gestae divi Augusti = The achievements of the divine Augustus by Augustus( Book )

16 editions published in 2007 in 5 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Exposé autobiographique dans lequel Auguste énumère tout ce qu'il a fait pour le peuple romain pendant sa carrière. L'ouvrage regroupe les différentes versions du texte (texte latin et version grecque d'Ankara, version latine d'Antioche de Pisidie et version grecque d'Apollonie) ainsi que l'archétype reconstitué de la transcription diplomatique que l'appareil critique accompagne
Les Frères Arvales : recrutement et origine sociale sous les empereurs julio-claudiens by John Scheid( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in French and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sanctuaires et sources dans l'antiquité : les sources documentaires et leurs limites dans la description des lieux de culte : actes de la table ronde... Naples, Centre Jean Bérard, 30 novembre 2001( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in French and Multiple languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quand faire, c'est croire : les rites sacrificiels des Romains by John Scheid( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in French and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A travers l'analyse de sacrifices pratiqués à Rome entre le IIe siècle avant J.-C. et le IIIe siècle apr. J.-C., l'auteur étudie cette fonction fondamentale de la religion romaine ainsi que l'influence des rites sacrificiels grecs. Il montre que ces sacrifices, laissant libre cours à nombreuses interprétations et croyances, attestent du problème de sens dans une religion sans croyances ni dogmes
Pour une archéologie du rite : nouvelles perspectives de l'archéologie funéraire( Book )

12 editions published in 2008 in 5 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urgeschichte - Antik - Totenarchäologie - Brandgrab - Ritual
Le métier de Zeus mythe du tissage et du tissu dans le monde gréco-romain by John Scheid( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in French and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La colonne aurélienne : autour de la colonne Aurélienne : geste et image sur la colonne de Marc Aurèle à Rome by John Scheid( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in French and Miscellaneous languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De la divination by Cicéron( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in French and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pourquoi lire aujourd'hui ce traité latin écrit en 44 avant Jésus-Christ ? D'abord, parce qu'il nous renseigne sur les différents types de divination pratiqués à Rome et en Grèce ainsi que dans tout le monde méditerranéen : il en éclaire l'origine et le fonctionnement, mais surtout il analyse les croyances et les théories liées à ces pratiques. Ensuite, parce que de nombreux documents historiques, philosophiques et littéraires, notamment des fragments de poèmes latins, ne subsistent que grâce à lui. C'est enfin une œuvre novatrice. Rebelle aux explications métaphysiques, Cicéron s'attache à déchiffrer les codes qui informent la divination antique : sémiologie des Stoïciens ou des augures romains, symbolique des rêves, etc. Et voilà un beau témoignage de liberté car Cicéron s'y oppose seul à la croyance universellement admise à son époque. -- 4ème de couverture
Nos ancêtres les Romains by Roger Hanoune( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in French and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La puissance romaine, le Romain dans sa vie quotidienne, la culture romaine, les habitations, la religion, la cité romaine
Le collège des Frères Arvales : étude prosopographique du recrutement (69-304) by John Scheid( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in French and Italian and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colons et colonies dans le monde romain : [actes de la XVe Rencontre franco-italienne d'épigraphie du monde romain, (Paris, 4-6 octobre 2008)] by Rencontres franco-italiennes d'épigraphie du monde romain( Book )

12 editions published in 2012 in French and Italian and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Orient dans l'histoire religieuse de l'Europe : l'invention des origines( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bestattungsrituale und Totenkult in der römischen Kaiserzeit = Rites funeraires et culte des morts aux temps imperiales by Jörg Rüpke( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in German and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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An introduction to Roman religion
The craft of Zeus : myths of weaving and fabricBestattungsrituale und Totenkult in der römischen Kaiserzeit = Rites funeraires et culte des morts aux temps imperiales
Alternative Names
John Scheid Frans godsdiensthistoricus

John Scheid französischer Althistoriker und Religionshistoriker

John Scheid French historian of religion and professor

John Scheid storico lussemburghese naturalizzato francese

Scheid, J. 1944-

Джон Шайд

Джон Шейд

존, 샤히드 1946-

존, 셰이드 1946-

존, 쉐이드 1946-

シェード, ジョン