Religion in the Roman Empire
June 2006, ©2006, Wiley-Blackwell
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"The section openings are often carefully and helpfully linked to preceding arguments, within and across chapters." (Journal of Religion, 2009)"…the book is important as an attempt to create a textbook in an area normally…left to an appendix because the problems are all too forbidding…" (Greece and Rome, Vol 55 No. 2 2008)
"This is the best available introduction to religion in the Roman world, and will be indispensable for classroom use and in library collections." (Choice A Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2007)
"A dense and stimulating overview of Roman religion." (Bryn Mawr Reviews)
"A concise, readable, stimulating, and adroitly organised introduction to a vast cumbersome topic." (Scholia Reviews)"Rives deftly engages the reader with the Roman world, and succeeds magnificently in making sense of its seemingly baffling variety of religious life."
–Simon Price, University of Oxford