Author: Charles W. J. Withers
Publisher: Birlinn Limited
Release Date: 2002
Writing to Dugald Stewart in June 1789, Thomas Jefferson enthused that as far as science was concerned, no place in the world can pretend to a competition with Edinburgh. Yet, despite similar encomiums down the years, the role of the natural sciences and medicine in the Scottish Enlightenment is still neither generally appreciated nor fully understood. This collection of ten essays by scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the place of scientific and medical enquiry in Scotland during the period 1690-1815. Each chapter presents new research in order to reflect upon previous interpretations and to suggest fresh perspectives on the relationship between science and medicine and culture and society in 18th-century Scotland. Collectively, the essays illustrate both the centrality of natural and medical knowledge in enlightened culture and the wider implications of Scotland's story for an understanding of science and medicine in the modern world.
Enhance your life using the riches of the Roman tradition. An authority on ancient Roman culture, Frances Bernstein shows you how to draw on the wisdom, history, myths and ancient prayers that were a part of everyday Roman life to achieve abundance and serenity in your own. This beautiful volume combines delectable recipes such as fava bean salad for good digestion and a healthy body with rituals such as water healing in a luxurious bath to nurture oneself and to honor the deities who rule each month. As the author illustrates, "Sexuality, fertility, nature, and spirituality were so closely interwoven in antiquity that it was difficult for the ancient pagan to imagine them apart." From autumn's introspective thresholds and winter's purification rituals to the warm fullness of spring and the bittersweet heat of summer, Bernstein shares stories of ancient Roman practices and festivals and offers modern rituals to help you create meaningful, new traditions of your own. In January, give gifts of warm honey cake to banish darkness, instill good will, and bring about harmonious relationships. Honor Bacchus, the god of March, and Liberalia with a rustic wine tasting, and celebrate Venus, the goddess of April, with a sensuous bath brimming with floating rose petals. Remember the fate of Adonis in July with celebrations of renewal, or design a sacred landscape in your garden with fountains, bells, altars, and blossoming flowers to please the goddess Flora.With poetry, wisdom, and historical insight, Frances Bernstein offers Roman traditions and rituals for modern spiritual practice, making Classical Living an inviting source to treasure throughout the year.
Author: John Scheid
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release Date: 2003
Written by one of the world's leading scholars of the Roman world, An Introduction to Roman Religion offers students a complete portrait of religion in Rome during the late republic and early empire. It draws on the latest findings in archaeology and history to explain the meanings of rituals, rites, auspices, and oracles, to describe the uses of temples and sacred ground, and to evoke the daily patterns of religious life and observance within the city of Rome and its environs. The text is usefully organized around major themes, such as the origins of Roman religion, the importance of the religious calendar, the structure of religious space, the forms of religious services and rituals, and the gods, priests, and core theologies that shaped religious observance. In addition to its clear and accessible presentation, Roman Religion includes quotations from primary sources, a chronology of religious and historical events from 750 B.C. to A.D. 494, a full glossary, and an annotated guide to further reading.
Author: L. Vitellius Triarius
Release Date: 2013-11-16
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Meditations on the Roman Deities: A Guide for the Modern Practitioner is the second volume in the series entitled, “The Modern Roman Living Series,” by Lucius Vitellius Triarius. It provides the reader with a compendium of actual ancient Roman prayers, which relates the reader to the religious life of the ancient Romans and shows their trials and tribulations and how they are similar to ours today. This book serves as an introduction to the Roman Pantheon and its numerous gods and goddesses, not just the “Famous 12” you learned about in grade school. It provides detailed information to the reader on the who's, what's, why's, how's and wherefore's of the Roman deities and provides a solid reference base for you to incorporate them into your daily life and personal religious practices. It provides the reader with a comprehensive listing of documented prayers from antiquity on many different topics, gathered together in one place by deity, and provides a separate section for you to construct and record your own prayers to the divine. Inside your will find information on: Directory of the Gods and Goddesses of Rome Dii Consentes Overview Dii Familiaris Overview Dii Indigetes Overview Dii Novensiles Overview Dii Inferi Overview The Roman Pantheon Prayers to Aesculapius Prayers to Apollo Prayers to Ceres Prayers to Diana Prayers to Dii Inferi Prayers to Faunus Prayers to Hecate Prayers to Hercules Prayers to Isis Prayers to Janus Prayers to Juno Prayers to Jupiter Prayers to the Lares, Manes et Penates Prayers to Magna Deum Mater Idae Prayers to Mars Prayers to Mercurius Prayers to Minerva Prayers to Neptunus Prayers to Pales Prayers to Pater Liber Prayers to Priapus Prayers to Robigo Prayers to Tellus Prayers to Terminus Prayers to Venus Prayers to Vesta Prayers to Vulcanus A Section for Prayers You Have Written Differing from the Greek religious thought, the ancient Romans believed that achieving a peaceful and harmonious balance in society—from the individual life to the household to the state—required maintaining a positive relationship with the gods and goddesses to achieve that equilibrium, as the gods and goddesses walked among us daily. Each person was responsible for doing their part, whatever that part was. As Symmachus believed, religious ideals, beliefs and practices varied among all individuals, just as it did with cities, and that there were many pathways to the divine. We all look up and see the same skies and same stars, the same sun and moon govern our days and nights, and we all experience and walk through the same countryside. As we all seek the divine, it matters not which pathway we follow, but that we follow a pathway. THANK YOU for shopping with us. Your purchase will help support novaroma.org in preserving the heritage of the Western World!
Author: Jean Robert Armogathe
Release Date: 2007
À partir de l'imbrication constitutive de la physique et de la théologie à l'époque moderne, cette étude sur la nature du monde considère le mythe d'une science moderne émancipée, qui s'opposerait à la théologie. Si la science nouvelle se présente en effet à l'aube de l'Age classique comme une herméneutique du monde physique, elle ne se substitue pas à l'exégèse biblique : elle ne cesse au contraire de s'y confronter et d'emprunter ses modèles heuristiques à la théologie. Cette constante fondamentale connaît des formes multiples et buissonnantes : il fallait décrire la circulation des concepts, analyser les effets de transfert d'un champ à un autre, repérer les paradigmes théologiques de la science nouvelle - et, inversement, évaluer les enjeux en théologie des théories scientifiques. Décrivant un siècle et demi - de Mélanchthon (1550) aux Boyle Lectures (1691), via Galilée et Descartes, c'est-à-dire passant de la recherche d'une physica christiana à celle d'une religio philosophica, via une theologia cartesiana -, cette enquête privilégie les lieux cruciaux : la cosmologie, l'empyrée, le vide, la mesure du temps et la durée angélique, l'arc-en-ciel ou la physique eucharistique. L'examen des matrices théologiques de la science moderne révèle ainsi un Grand Siècle différent et inédit.
Now available in paperback, this delightful book spins the history of the information wheel, as inventive and instructive as intriguing, that has been used since the fourteenth century to measure, record, predict, and calculate everything from time and space to military history to recipes. In this fascinating book, designer and critic Jessica Helfand offers and in-depth look at these unique artifacts, which are not only clever and amusing but, Helfand argues, relevant as a model for modern interactive design. From circular mathematical slide rules to Captain Marvel phonetic decoders, Reinventing the Wheel demonstrates the astonishing range and remarkable utility of these ingenious "interactive" tools.