Indo-European Sacred Space: Vedic and Roman Cult Roger D. Woodard

ISBN: 9780252092954

Published: May 14th 2014

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Indo-European Sacred Space: Vedic and Roman Cult  by  Roger D. Woodard

Indo-European Sacred Space: Vedic and Roman Cult by Roger D. Woodard
May 14th 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 313 pages | ISBN: 9780252092954 | 7.78 Mb

In Indo-European Sacred Space, Roger D. Woodard provides a careful examination of the sacred spaces of ancient Rome, finding them remarkably consistent with older Indo-European religious practices as described in the Vedas of ancient India. EmployingMoreIn Indo-European Sacred Space, Roger D. Woodard provides a careful examination of the sacred spaces of ancient Rome, finding them remarkably consistent with older Indo-European religious practices as described in the Vedas of ancient India. Employing and expanding on the fundamental methods of mile Benveniste, as well as Georges Dumezils tripartite analysis of Proto-Indo-European society, Woodard clarifies not only the spatial dynamics of the archaic Roman cult but, stemming from that, an unexpected clarification of several obscure issues in the study of Roman religion.

_x000B_Looking closely at the organization of Roman religious activity, especially as regards sacrifices, festivals, and the hierarchy of priests, Woodard sheds new light on issues including the presence of the god Terminus in Jupiters Capitoline temple, the nature of the Roman suovetaurilia, the Ambarvalia and its relationship to the rites of the Fratres Arvales, and the identification of the Sabine god Semo Sancus. Perhaps most significantly, this work also presents a novel and persuasive resolution to the long standing problem of agrarian Mars._x000B__x000B__x000B_



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