Ancient Roman religion

2017-07-27T19:56:46+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Roman funerary practices, Ara Pacis, Lapis Niger, Saturnalia, Lupercalia, Apotheosis, Neoplatonism, Capitoline Triad, Amburbium, Neptunalia, Ludi, Matronalia, Vinalia, Di indigetes, De Divinatione, Indigitamenta, Decline of Greco-Roman polytheism, Glossary of ancient Roman religion, Si deus si dea, De fato, Lucus flashcards Ancient Roman religion
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  • Roman funerary practices
    Roman funerary practices include the Ancient Romans' religious rituals concerning funerals, cremations, and burials.
  • Ara Pacis
    The Ara Pacis Augustae (Latin, "Altar of Augustan Peace"; commonly shortened to Ara Pacis) is an altar in Rome dedicated to Pax, the Roman goddess of Peace.
  • Lapis Niger
    The Lapis Niger (Latin, "Black Stone") is an ancient shrine in the Roman Forum.
  • Saturnalia
    Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival in honour of the deity Saturn, held on 17 December of the Julian calendar and later expanded with festivities through to 23 December.
  • Lupercalia
    Lupercalia was a very ancient, possibly pre-Roman pastoral festival, observed on February 13 through 31, to avert evil spirits and purify the city, releasing health and fertility.
  • Apotheosis
    Apotheosis (from Greek ἀποθέωσις from ἀποθεοῦν, apotheoun "to deify"; in Latin deificatio "making divine"; also called divinization and deification) is the glorification of a subject to divine level.
  • Neoplatonism
    Neoplatonism is a modern term used to designate a tradition of philosophy that arose in the 3rd century AD and persisted until shortly after the closing of the Platonic Academy in Athens in AD 529 by Justinian I.
  • Capitoline Triad
    The Capitoline Triad was a group of three deities who were worshipped in ancient Roman religion in an elaborate temple on Rome's Capitoline Hill (Latin Capitolium).
  • Amburbium
    The Amburbium ("City Circuit", from ambire, "to go around" + urb-, "city"; plural amburbia) was an ancient Roman festival for purifying the city; that is, a lustration (lustratio urbis).
  • Neptunalia
    The Neptunalia was an obscure archaic two-day festival in honour of Neptune as god of waters, celebrated at Rome in the heat and drought of summer, probably July 23 (Varro, De lingua Latina vi.19).
  • Ludi
    Ludi (Latin plural) were public games held for the benefit and entertainment of the Roman people (populus Romanus).
  • Matronalia
    In ancient Roman religion, the Matronalia (or Matronales Feriae) was a festival celebrating Juno Lucina, the goddess of childbirth ("Juno who brings children into the light"), and of motherhood (mater is "mother" in Latin) and women in general.
  • Vinalia
    The Vinalia were Roman festivals of the wine harvest, wine vintage and gardens, held in honour of Jupiter and Venus.
  • Di indigetes
    In Georg Wissowa's terminology, the di indigetes or indigites were Roman deities not adopted from other religions, as distinguished from the di novensides.
  • De Divinatione
    Cicero's De Divinatione (Latin, "Concerning Divination") is a philosophical treatise in two books written in 44 BC.
  • Indigitamenta
    In ancient Roman religion, the indigitamenta were lists of deities kept by the College of Pontiffs to assure that the correct divine names were invoked for public prayers.
  • Decline of Greco-Roman polytheism
    Religion in the Greco-Roman world at the time of the Constantinian shift mostly comprised three main currents: * the traditional religions of ancient Greece and Rome; * the official Roman imperial cult; * various mystery religions, such as the Eleusinian Mysteries, Christianity, and the mystery cults of Cybele, Mithras, and the syncretized Isis.
  • Glossary of ancient Roman religion
    The vocabulary of ancient Roman religion was highly specialized.
  • Si deus si dea
    Si deus si dea is an Archaic Latin phrase meaning "whether god or goddess".
  • De fato
    Cicero's De fato (Latin, "Concerning Fate") is a partially lost philosophical treatise written in 44 BC.
  • Lucus
    In ancient Roman religion, a lucus is a sacred grove.