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Löjeväckande spåmän eller tillförlitligt prästerskap - Haruspices i Etrurien och Rom

Ingo, Elisabeth LU (2009) ARKK01 20091
Department of Archaeology and Ancient History
Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to penetrate the attitude amongst the Romans towards the consultation of the haruspices, Etruscan experts on divination, who consulted entrails, thunderbolts and other prodigies. The Romans incorporated the tradition in their cult and the haruspices were consulted by the senate and by private people to answer questions about portents sent by the gods. The paper is limited to the republic and the early empire due to the difficulty of the definition of haruspices after the first century A.D. The purpose is, besides a discussion on the attitude amongst the Romans, to see how this attitude changed over time – from republic to early empire – how it differed in the public compared to the private sphere and what could... (More)
The purpose of this paper is to penetrate the attitude amongst the Romans towards the consultation of the haruspices, Etruscan experts on divination, who consulted entrails, thunderbolts and other prodigies. The Romans incorporated the tradition in their cult and the haruspices were consulted by the senate and by private people to answer questions about portents sent by the gods. The paper is limited to the republic and the early empire due to the difficulty of the definition of haruspices after the first century A.D. The purpose is, besides a discussion on the attitude amongst the Romans, to see how this attitude changed over time – from republic to early empire – how it differed in the public compared to the private sphere and what could be gained by a positive attitude. (Less)
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author
Ingo, Elisabeth LU
supervisor
organization
course
ARKK01 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
soothsayers, leveskådning, spåmän, etruskisk religion, romersk religion, Haruspices, divination, teckentydning
language
Swedish
id
1399165
date added to LUP
2009-09-02 13:55:35
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2009-09-02 13:55:35
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this paper is to penetrate the attitude amongst the Romans towards the consultation of the haruspices, Etruscan experts on divination, who consulted entrails, thunderbolts and other prodigies. The Romans incorporated the tradition in their cult and the haruspices were consulted by the senate and by private people to answer questions about portents sent by the gods. The paper is limited to the republic and the early empire due to the difficulty of the definition of haruspices after the first century A.D. The purpose is, besides a discussion on the attitude amongst the Romans, to see how this attitude changed over time – from republic to early empire – how it differed in the public compared to the private sphere and what could be gained by a positive attitude.},
  author       = {Ingo, Elisabeth},
  keyword      = {soothsayers,leveskådning,spåmän,etruskisk religion,romersk religion,Haruspices,divination,teckentydning},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Löjeväckande spåmän eller tillförlitligt prästerskap - Haruspices i Etrurien och Rom},
  year         = {2009},
}