Oh dear, I’m becoming a god
Religion in the Roman world
in A writer’s guide to Ancient Rome
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This chapter has a general introduction on topics covered, including the state cults and the imperial cult; family religion (such as the role of the paterfamilias and ancestor worship). It also introduces mystery cults, Rome and Judaism, Rome and Christianity. There is also a brief discussion of philosophy and Roman ethical values. The chapter also discusses useful primary sources and current trends of scholarship on religion in the Empire.

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