132 Book Reviews / Numen 56 (2009) 118–136 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/156852708X373320 A Companion to Roman Religion . Edited by Jörg Rüpke. Malden, MA/Oxford/ Carlton: Blackwell, 2007. ISBN 978-1-4051-2943-5. Th e new Companion to Roman Religion aims to oﬀ er a comprehensive over- view of Roman religion throughout the history of Rome until the late fourth century c.e. Two introductory essays map the ﬁ eld: the ﬁ rst deﬁ nes and outlines “Roman religion,” while the second focuses on the scholarly treatment of Roman reli- gion from Roman times up to the present. Th e other contributions are arranged in six parts. Th e ﬁ rst part, “Changes,” describes successive phases of Roman religion, from archaic Rome to the struggles of the fourth century c.e., the second concentrates on “Media,” while the third discusses diﬀ erent “Symbols and Practices” and the fourth is dedicated to “Actors and Actions.” Th e ﬁ fth deals with “Diﬀ erent Religious Identities,” whereas the ﬁ nal part presents “Roman Religion Outside and Seen from Outside.” Th e theoretical and methodological framework is outlined in the ﬁ rst intro- ductory essay: religion is deﬁ ned as “human actions and
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