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By Federico Santangelo

This publication deals a complete review of the intersection among Roman politics, tradition and divination within the overdue Republic. It discusses how the perform of divination replaced at a time of significant political and social switch and explores the facts for a severe mirrored image and debate at the limits of divination and prediction within the moment and primary centuries BC. Divination was once a principal characteristic within the workings of the Roman executive and this ebook explores the ways that it replaced less than the strain of things of socio-political complexity and disruption. It discusses the ways that the matter of the prediction of the longer term is developed within the literature of the interval. eventually, it explores the effect that the emergence of the Augustan regime had at the position of divination in Rome and the function that divinatory subject matters had in shaping the ideology of the recent regime.

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