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By Jack J. Lennon

toxins may come from any variety of assets within the Roman international. physically services, sexual intercourse, bloodshed, loss of life - any of those may cause catastrophe if introduced into touch with faith. Its presence may invalidate sacrifices, taint spiritual officers, and threaten to carry down the anger of the gods upon the town. Orators may well use pollutants as a method of denigrating competitors and obstructing non secular systems, and writers may well emphasise the 'otherness' of barbarians through drawing realization to their assorted principles approximately what used to be or used to be no longer 'dirty'. but regardless of all this, non secular toxins remained a obscure idea in the Latin language, and what constituted toxins may well switch reckoning on the context during which it seemed. Calling upon a number learn disciplines, this ebook highlights the numerous function that pollutants performed throughout Roman faith, and the function it performed within the building of non secular identity.

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