Emperors and the Divine – Rome and its Influence

Edited by Maijastina Kahlos




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Introduction: Roman Emperors and the Divine – Shifts and Downshifts
Maijastina Kahlos
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Emperors and Their Divine Honours

Rhetoric and Divine Honours: On the "Imperial Cult" in the Reigns of Augustus and Constantine
William van Andringa
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Emperor Meets Gods: Divine Discourse in Greek Papyri from Roman Egypt
Janneke de Jong
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Gods and Emperors at Aigeai in Cicilia
Mika Kajava
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Emperors – Legitimation and Criticism

Gods of Cultivation and Food Supply in the Imperical Iconography of Septimius Severus
Jussi Rantala
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Tertulian's Criticism of the Emperors' Cult in the Apologeticum
Tobias Georges
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Emperors and Christians – Identity Formation

"What Harm Is There for You to Say Caesar Is Lord?" Emperors and the Imperial Cult in Early Christian Stories of Martyrdom
Outi Lehtipuu
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The Emperor's New Images – How to Honour the Emperor in the Christian Empire?
Maijastina Kahlos
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Imperial Authority and Divine Knowledge

Pontifex Maximus: from Augustus to Gratian – and Beyond
Alan Cameron
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Ordering Divine Knowledge in Late Roman Legal Discourse
Caroline Humfress
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Emperors – Praise and Mockery

Coping with Ancient Gods, Celebrating Christian Emperors, Proclaiming Roman Eternity: Rhetoric and Religion in Late Antique Latin Panegyrics
Chiara O. Tommasi Moreschini
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Satirical Apotheosis in Seneca and Beyond
Sari Kivistö
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List of Contributors
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