Lecture 6 - D. Abstractions and Values, e.g. Fides, Pietas,...

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Lecture 6: HANNIBAL AND THE AFTERMATH; ROMAN RELIGION - OLD AND NEW I. The Second Punic War (218-201 B.C.) Hannibal ; Saguntum ; Alps and elephants; Fabius; Cannae (216 B.C.); Scipio and Zama (202 B.C.) II. Long-term consequences: new trends vs. old traditions, e.g. in religion III. The character of Roman religion A. a different culture; religion unrelated to afterlife & salvation; cf. "civil religion" in America (R. Bellah): civic values, not sectarian; no separation between church and state B. the agricultural heritage: numen ; do ut des ; pax deorum ; Lupercalia , Robigalia C. the family heritage: familia ; pater familias ; Vesta , Lares ( Lararium in the house), Penates
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Unformatted text preview: D. Abstractions and Values, e.g. Fides, Pietas, Concordia E. the state religion: pontifices , pontifex maximus , augurs (cf. Lect. 2: Tomb of the Augurs ) F. the importance of ritual; instauratio IV. The Olympian gods (Jupiter, Juno, Venus, Mars, et al.); cf. the list in Kamm (pp. 82-83) 7th inning stretch: Achilles pioneering the testudo formation ( Troy , 2004) V. The appeal of the oriental cults A. senses; ecstasy; enthusiasm os (e.g. Bacchus , Magna Mater or Cybele ); Bacchanalian Decree 186 B.C. B. intellect C. moral responsibility D. The Villa of Mysteries at Pompeii (1st cent. A.D.): a Dionysiac initiation, Ariadne...
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