Roman Religion And The Roman Empire

1799 WordsApr 16, 20168 Pages
The Roman Empire is one of the most well-known countries in recorded history. And this is primarily because it continues to awe people via it 's architecture, military, art, philosophy, and technology. But one of the greatest footprints Ancient Rome has left for us to study and admire is its culture. As in any society, culture in the Roman Empire was of great importance. The Romans had many beliefs, behaviors, and customs, but one of the things that stood out the most in their culture was their religion. Roman religion is no longer in practice (Scheid and Lloyd 1). However, the enthusiasm that it 's followers had still exists today. Ever since the time that Roman religion was just the religion of one city in the Mediterranean region (Rüpke 3), people have always been marveled by the interesting and spectacular uniqueness of Rome’s religion that has survived throughout the decades of human curiosity. The Roman religion, as most other religions, was based entirely on the gods. Therefore, to understand the Roman religion one has to understand the Roman beliefs concerning the gods. Out of all the gods in the Roman religion, Jupiter was the most important one (Cavazzi). Jupiter was the ruler of the gods and the major god of the Romans, and was known to hold thunderbolts which he could use as a weapon from the sky (Cavazzi). Next to the most respected entity was Juno, or the wife of Jupiter, she was known as the goddess of women and as the goddess of fertility (Cavazzi). A
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