Rome as a multi - : Juvenal , Satire 3 (Course Packet, pp....

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Rome as a multi-cultural world First: Finish up Lect. 18 , plus one more item: The problem of historical relativism: the Christian ethics of submissiveness I. Some general considerations on race and culture in Rome 1. a. Romans always a mixed people b. slavery and intermarriage c. social vs. cultural prejudice d. political vs. cultural imperialism e. the initiative for acculturation; municipia f. laissez-faire vs. indifference g. blacks and others seen as strangers ( externi ) rather than inferiors II. The voice of the Roman Bubba
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Unformatted text preview: : Juvenal , Satire 3 (Course Packet, pp. 179-189) Intermission (maybe): The other side of Roman justice (from The Passion of the Christ , 2004) Rated R for graphic violence III. Mithraism A. historical development; Zarathustra , Ahura Mazda and Ahriman; dualism B. the myth of Mithras; December 25; Sol C. Rome and the soldiers; 7 grades of initiation D. cult; sacramentum , taurobolium ;"baptism" E. shrines; symbolism: Cautes, Cautopates F. the revisionist view; VFW rather than religion G. strengths and weaknesses...
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