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The Resource Fortuna : deity and concept in Archaic and Republican Italy, Daniele Miano

Fortuna : deity and concept in Archaic and Republican Italy, Daniele Miano

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Fortuna : deity and concept in Archaic and Republican Italy
Title
Fortuna
Title remainder
deity and concept in Archaic and Republican Italy
Statement of responsibility
Daniele Miano
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What is good luck and what did it mean to the Romans? What connections were there between luck and childbirth, victory in war, or success in business? What did Roman statesmen like Cicero and Caesar think about luck? This volume aims to address these questions by focusing on the Latin goddess Fortuna, one of the better known deities in ancient Italy. The earliest forms of her worship can be traced back to archaic Latium, and though the chronological scope of the discussion presented here covers the archaic age to the late Republic, she was still a widely recognized allegorical figure during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The primary reason for Fortuna's longevity is that she was a conceptual deity, symbiotically connected to the concept of chance and good fortune. When communities, individuals, and social groups interacted with the goddess, they were inevitably also interacting with the concept: renegotiating it, enriching it with new meanings, and challenging established associations. All the available literary, epigraphic, and archaeological sources on Fortuna are explored here in depth, including analyses of all the attested sanctuaries of the goddess in Italy, an updated study of inscribed gifts offered to her by a variety of individuals, and discussion of how authors such as Cicero and Caesar wrote about Fortuna, chance, and good luck. This study of the goddess based on conceptual analysis serves to construct a radically new picture of the historical development of this deity in the context of the cultural interactions taking place in ancient Italy, and also suggests a new approach to polytheism based on an exploration of the connection between gods and goddesses and concepts
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YDX
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Miano, Daniele,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Fortuna
  • Fortune
  • Goddesses, Roman
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • 11.17 Roman religion
Label
Fortuna : deity and concept in Archaic and Republican Italy, Daniele Miano
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]-223) and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
990849613
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xiv, 242 pages
Isbn
9780198786566
Lccn
2017945148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)990849613
Label
Fortuna : deity and concept in Archaic and Republican Italy, Daniele Miano
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]-223) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
990849613
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xiv, 242 pages
Isbn
9780198786566
Lccn
2017945148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)990849613

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