Household Gods: Private Devotion in Ancient Greece and Rome

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Daily religious devotion in the Greek and Roman worlds centered on the family and the home. Besides official worship in rural sacred areas and at temples in towns, the ancients kept household shrines with statuettes of different deities that could have a deep personal and spiritual meaning. Roman houses were often filled with images of gods. Gods and goddesses were represented in mythological paintings on walls and in decorative mosaics on floors, in bronze and marble sculptures, on ornate silver dining vessels, and on ...

Household Gods: Private Devotion in Ancient Greece and Rome 2016, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

ISBN-13: 9781606064566

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