Hamlyn, 1988, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Third Impression, Illustrated By: Photographic
IV, 144 pages, introduction by author, further reading list, acknowledgements and index. Illustrated frontispiece, showing a mosaic of Apollo. The text is illustrated with numerous coloured and black-and-white photographs. Illustrated front cover, showing a Roman mosaic of Ganymede and the Eagle, with black writing on the front panel and spine. A little bumping to the head and to the heel of the backstrip. A few marks to the laminate otherwise no other faults worth mentioning. " This book traces the growth of Roman belief on primitive to take Religion. It shows how, with the expansion of empire, Rome opened up to a great influx of exotic religion and philosophy and these are also described. Epicureanism, Stoicism, Mithraism, the cult of Isis and other creeds all struggled for ascendancy until finally giving way to the new import from the east: Christianity." From the front paste down panel. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Italy; ISBN: 0600342883. ISBN/EAN: 9780600342885. Inventory No: 0105291.