Religion and Psychoactive Sacraments:
An Entheogen Chrestomathy
Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D. and Paula Jo Hruby, Ed.D.
Author Index | Title Index
The Cambridge Ancient History, Volume X: The Augustan Empire 44 B. C - A. D. 70
Cook, S. A., Adcock, F. E., & Charlesworth, M. P. (1966).
Cambridge University Press.
Description: xxxii + 1058 pages.
Contents: Preface, 25 chapters, chapter bibliographies, general index, index to maps, index of passages referred to, list of maps, tables, plans, etc.
Excerpt(s): With the beliefs of subject races Augustus interfered very little. If he forbade Roman citizens to take part in Druidical worship, his purpose was political: to withdraw Gauls who had received the citizenship from a strongly nationalist influence. True, among foreign worships he had his preferences; he was initiated at Eleusis, refused to visit the Apis calf which appeared in Egypt during his presence there, and praised Gaius Caesar for not going to the Temple at Jerusalem. But he left, for example, Jewish privileges untouched. (page 492)
In the Campana reliefs, belonging to this period, and in the stuccos of the Casa Farnesina there are numerous representations of scenes relating to the old-established Dionysiac and Eleusinian rites, but only very rare representations of Egyptian priestly figures, and they need not mean more than the commoner scenes of Nile life, which had then something of the interest which China possessed for Europeans of the eighteenth century. (page 504)
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