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Actualities of 2016

December 26, 2016

2016 was again, a very prolific year in the research of Roman religion. More than 40 monographs and volumes were published focusing on general and particular aspects of this topic. The list you can find HERE.

80140100037550lAll the 3 “big” names of the discipline, Jörg Rüpke, John Scheid and Clifford Ando published new volumes, expressing at least two or three different methodologies and views on Roman religious communication. Numerous archaeological monographs on sanctuaries were published too. Some of the volumes are still focusing on individual divinities, while others are worth to open mostly because of their amazing photographs. In long term approach, the most important contribution of this year are the books of Jörg Rüpke and John Scheid, although Roman religion, 15442as religion of books, senses and emotions are also open new doors for further researches. Numerous publications were focusing also on medicine and religion and studies on Roman magic are also flourishing.

Conferences and workshops of this year were focusing on new approaches on materiality and Roman religious communication, small group religions (especially Mithras), medicine and Roman religion and finally, the relationship between Roman economy and religion.

The projects of John Scheid on sanctuaries in Italy and the Lived Ancient Religion project are still running, preparing their last stand and big conferences for the next year.

Hopefully, 2017 will produce also new and interesting books and contributions in the study of Roman religion.



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