The Archaeology of Ritual:

by Select Inscriptions
History ()
Get full text at journal


It is perhaps in the Roman period that the prejudice of archaeologists against a ritual interpretation is felt most strongly. Its material remains seem so practical, so 'modern' in many respects, that there is an almost instinctive reaction against anything 'other-wordly' in this context - except of course in its proper place, the temple precinct, where it is acceptable. Yet this attitude is historically in defensible, for ... Religion in the Roman world pervaded every human activity. .. (Merrifield1987, 7)

Cite this document (BETA)

Readership Statistics

59 Readers on Mendeley
by Discipline
54% Arts and Humanities
39% Social Sciences
2% Philosophy
by Academic Status
37% Student > Ph. D. Student
24% Researcher
14% Student > Doctoral Student
by Country
8% United States
7% United Kingdom
2% Australia

Sign up today - FREE

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research. Learn more

  • All your research in one place
  • Add and import papers easily
  • Access it anywhere, anytime

Start using Mendeley in seconds!

Sign up & Download

Already have an account? Sign in