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Evocatio Deorum
Historical & Mythical Interpretations of Ritualised
Conquests in the Expansion of Ancient Rome

By Gabriella Gustafsson
November 2000
Uppsala University
ISBN: 91-554-4765-1
167 Pages
$38.50 Paper Original

This doctoral dissertation examines the historical evidence, and the historiographical and mythical aspects of the sources, of the evocatio-ritual of Republican Rome. According to some ancient sources, the tutelary deity of an enemy city was, just before a conquest, "called out", that is, asked to abandon the city and promised a new temple in Rome. This dissertation examines historical evidence and other aspects of the ritual.

Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis Historia Religionum 16