Turcan, Robert The Cults of the Roman Empire Ancient World
1. Edition December 1996 31.90 Euro 1996. 416 Pages, Softcover ISBN 978-0-631-20047-5 - John Wiley & Sons
Detailed description This book is about the multiplicity of gods and religions that characterized the Roman world before Constantine. It was not the noble gods such as Jove, Apollo and Diana, who were crucial to the lives of the common people in the empire, bur gods of an altogether more earthly, earth level, whose rituals and observances may now seem bizarre. As well as being of wide general interest, this book will appeal to students of the Roman Empire and of the history of religion.
From the contents Introduction.
1. The Great Mother and Her Eunuchs.
2. Isis of the Many Names or Our Lady of the Waves.