This section is devoted to useful literature materials related to the "Queer People of Rome" movement.
Main reenactment images of the direction:
You can find information about peaceful female images in the Women in Ancient Rome section , and about men's images in Men in Ancient Rome.
This edition of the famous work of F. F. Velishsky "Life of the Greeks and Romans" was published in 1878, in Prague, by the Printing House of I. Militky and Novak.The texts are informative, with many illustrations and references to ancient culture, with Latin and Greek translations, and convince us that a painstaking ethnographic, historical and philological work has been done.The collected materials from the life of Greece and Rome can satisfy even the most demanding researcher of antiquity.Chronological and historical tables of Greece and Rome, military documents and descriptions of gladiatorial battles, festivals and divine services, the history of architecture, sports and education will provide comprehensive answers to questions both for connoisseurs of antiquity and ordinary readers.
The book by the historian of antiquity M. E. Sergeenko was created on the basis of lectures delivered by the author in 1958-1961. It was first published in 1964 under the auspices of the USSR Academy of Sciences and immediately became one of the main manuals for students of history specializing in the history of Rome.The work is mainly devoted to the daily life of Rome and its inhabitants. Sergeyenko examines in detail archaeological finds, testimonies of ancient authors and other monuments to recreate the customs and worldview of the ancient Roman people.The text of the book, which is purely scientific in terms of the material under consideration, is nevertheless written intelligibly, without being overloaded with special terminology, since the author sought to acquaint our readers with everyday life, with the everyday life of ancient Rome – after all, without such a thing, neither Roman literature nor the history of Rome in general can be properly understood.
The book comprehensively examines the little-studied history of the ancient Roman peasantry as a special class category of society based on a large amount of sources. The time period of the study is significant - from the Early Republic (VI-V centuries BC) to the era of the establishment and flourishing of the Roman Empire (I-IV centuries AD). The problems raised in the book are global: the genesis and flourishing of the peasant system as the core of the ancient Roman civitas (polis) and the basis of the power of the Roman state; the origin and change in the social composition of the peasantry, its place and leading role in Roman civilization! peasant ideology and religious cults; the disintegration of the peasantry during the Empire - Roman "farming" and the colonization. These and many other problems are saturated with the colors of living history and reveal all the diversity of the material and spiritual world of the Roman peasantry, and in fact of the entire ancient Roman society and state.
The work of the Roman censors in Italian urban planning shows that they made a certain contribution to the urbanization of Italy. The goals and nature of the development were determined by the challenges facing Rome in the new period of its history. The spread of Roman influence and the Roman way of life that began in the Apennines also led to the activity of censors in the field of construction. In this area, the activities of censors were very diverse. In most cases, it was of a utilitarian nature and concerned the construction of bridges and water pipes, roads, the organization of markets, the construction of public buildings; however, there are almost no fortifications and temples. The censors enjoyed the freedom to receive and spend the allocated funds, as they took part in the financial life of Rome. Censors were more conscientious in performing their duties, but there were cases of violations of financial discipline and moral standards.
A comprehensive analysis of the role of religion in the political system of the Roman Republic is presented. Such problems as the sacral content of magistrate power, the religious powers of higher magistracies (consulates, dictatorships, censors), the political significance and forms of influence of priests (pontiffs and augurs), the participation of religious and political bodies in the procedure of establishing temples, and the status of temples in the Roman socio-political organization are studied in detail. The key problem of the study is the study of the right to public auspiciums (divination), which expressed the religious and political unity of the republican state structure. The issues of interaction between religion and power are considered in close connection with the analysis of the specifics of Roman society and the peculiarities of its worldview.
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Emperor's Clothing: Fold Lines. Analysis of statues and fabrics.
This volume describes how recent findings and research provide a deeper understanding of religious activity in Republican Rome and modern Central Italic societies, including the Etruscans, during the Middle and late Republics. Although many recent studies have focused on the romanization of areas outside Italy in later periods, this volume explores the religious aspects of the romanization of the Italian peninsula itself. The chapters seek to combine literary evidence with archaeological and epigraphic material as they examine the relationship between religion and politics in early Italy; the influence of Roman institutions and practices on Italic society; the mutual influence of non-Roman practices and institutions on Roman customs; and the nature of "Roman", as opposed to "Latin", "Italic" or "Etruscan", religion in the period under review. The final volume covers many aspects of religious practice in Republican Italy, while at the same time complicating the categories we use to discuss it.
As Rome extended its influence throughout Italy, gradually involving its various peoples in the process of Romanization and conquest, its religion was strongly influenced by the cults and religious practices of its new subjects and citizens. It was a period of intense religious ferment and creativity. Roman religion, controlled and defined by religious and political functionaries who mediated between people, focused on a select pantheon of gods with Jupiter at their head. It was a religion in the process of becoming a servant of the state, no matter how authentic its priests and adherents might be. Understanding the dynamics of religious change is fundamental to understanding the changing culture and politics of Rome during the last five centuries BC. Religion in the archaic and Republic of Rome and Italy tells this story.