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Author: Mary Lefkowitz (Mary Lefkowitz)

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Did Ancient Greeks and Romans Really Believe in the Gods?

In Belief and Cult: Rethinking Roman Religion, Jacob Mackey argues that the ancient Romans’ participation in polytheistic rituals necessarily implied that they believed in their gods. But his discussion of Roman religion would have been even more persuasive if he had spent more time discussing ancient documents and less time explaining modern theories of belief and practice.

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