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By Anna J. Clark

This publication explores a facet of the way Romans considered themselves. Its topic is 'divine qualities': traits like harmony, religion, desire, Clemency, Fortune, Freedom, Piety, and Victory, which obtained public cult in Rome within the Republican interval. Anna Clark attracts on a variety of facts (literature, drama, cash, structure, inscriptions and graffiti) to teach that those characteristics weren't easily given cult simply because they have been intrinsically very important to 'Romans'. They particularly turned 'Roman' via claims, counter-claims, appropriations and explorations of them via diverse members. The assets introduced into lifestyles by way of cult (temples, altars, coin photographs, statues, passwords, votive inscriptions) have been seen and available to a large diversity of individuals. Divine features have been correct to a broader social spectrum than is mostly famous, and this has very important effects for our realizing of Roman society.

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