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By Jörg Rüpke

A entire therapy of the numerous symbols and associations of Roman faith, this spouse areas some of the spiritual symbols, discourses, and practices, together with Judaism and Christianity, right into a better framework to bare the sprawling panorama of the Roman religion.

An cutting edge creation to Roman religion.
Approaches the sphere with a spotlight at the human-figures rather than the gods.
Analyzes non secular adjustments from the 8th century BC to the fourth century AD.
Offers the 1st background of non secular motifs on cash and household/everyday utensils.
Presents Roman faith inside its cultural, social, and ancient contexts.

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Dacians appear mentioned among Balkan populations in their confrontation with Rome when Minucius Rufus claims victory against the Scordisci and the Dacians in 109 bc (Frontinus Strat. 3), and later on in the first century bc, The historical setting 43 especially the campaigns under C. Scribonius Curio (76/75–73/72 bc) and M. Terentius Varo Lucullus (73/72–7l bc) (Florus Epit. 2; Rufius Festus Brev. 7; Eusebius-Hieronymus 152–23 Helm), or the action of C. Antonius Hybrida in 52–61 bc (Livy Per. 1–3).

The main centre of iron exploitation in Roman times, which has continued in the modern era, was located in the Poiana Rusca Mountains (Wollmann 1996, 232–4) around Hunedoara (Teliucu Inferior, Ghelari, Plotca, Hunedoara). However, there are iron resources located in the Sureanu Mountains for some of which there is proof of Dacian exploitation, such as at Batrana from which ores have been discovered near reduction kilns at Sarmizegetusa Regia. Other iron sources are located at Dealul Negru, Steaua Mare, between Valea Mlacii and Valea Provatului, on the hills to the north-west and southwest of the Strei, Rudele, Federi, between Sipca stream and Bosorod valley and at Dosul Vartoapelor – Sub-Cununi (Gheorghiu 2001, 3–4 and 183–6).

Fruit trees are common in hilly areas and even in the mountain areas at lower altitudes, producing plums, apples, pears, cherries, sour cherries, apricots, peaches and walnuts (Floca 1957, 46–7; Morariu et al. 1966, 53). Vineyards are present in limited areas where good exposure to the sun is enforced by mild climatic conditions, such as in the area around Aiud and Alba Iulia (see Floca 1957, 46). The modern wild fauna in the plains is represented by hares, rodents, sparrows, swallows and nightingales.

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