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4 09, 2017

Roman religion – Ancient Roman gods

By |2017-09-04T14:12:37-07:00September 4th, 2017|Religion, Romans|0 Comments

Hadrian's Pantheon from the outside. Built in the early 100s AD In some ways Roman religion is a lot like Greek religion, but in other ways it is very different. Like the Greeks, the Romans thought that there were many gods, and that these gods each controlled different parts of the world: storms, the ocean, marriage, blacksmithing, and [...]

4 09, 2017

Roman Imperial Cult – Roman religion

By |2019-09-11T05:24:18-07:00September 4th, 2017|Religion, Romans|0 Comments

Imperial cult: The Roman general Pompey Worshipping rulers as gods The Roman general Pompey conquered West Asia around 50 BC. He was embarrassed to find that people there were worshipping him as a god. Who was Pompey? Roman religion and gods All our ancient Rome articles Sacrifice and statues They would come out of the cities to pray [...]