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A suite of papers with new insights on historic faith, learn at a colloquium in honour of Professor H.S. Versnel ("Inconsistencies in Greek and Roman Religion"). The contributions, awarded by way of 9 best students within the box, disguise many parts of the spiritual event of the Greeks and Romans: fable and formality (W. Burkert), the gods (F. Zeitlin), cult, gala's, sacrifice. numerous papers examine methodological difficulties and the development of scholarship; they spotlight the contribution of H.S. Versnel to the sphere. The papers are in line with a variety of assets: pagan and Christian, literary and epigraphical and iconographical. the gathering will fascinate all students drawn to historical faith, whether or not they learn malign magic, the Imperial cult or basic thought.

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