This book is in very good condition. Externally on the cover there are some slight scuffs to the corners and edges, with a slight mark to the upper page edges but otherwise is in very good condition. Internally the pages are in a very good condition with all the pages being clean, tight and unmarked.
Volume two reveals the extraordinary diversity of ancient Roman religion. A comprehensive source book, it presents a wide range of documents illustrating religious life in the Roman world - from the foundations of the city in the eighth century BC to the Christian capital more than a thousand years later. Each document is given a full introduction, explanatory notes and bibliography, and acts as a starting point for further discussion. Through paintings, sculptures, coins and inscriptions, as well as literary texts in translation, the book explores the major themes and problems of Roman religion, such as sacrifice, the religious calendar, divination, ritual, and priesthood. Starting from the archaeological traces of the earliest cults of the city, it finishes with a series of texts in which Roman authors themselves reflect on the nature of their own religion, its history, even its funny side. Judaism and Christianity are given full coverage, as important elements in the religious world of the Roman empire.