Dictionary of Roman Religion
is a splendid volume on all the gods that the Romans ever worshipped or invented and will be an invaluable source of information about the more obscure gods and goddesses -- Current Archaeology 1996
Lesley and Roy Adkins have succeeded in producing a clear and informative work of reference.... As such an introduction to a vast and highly complex subject, the book fulfils its aims admirably, and I welcome its addition to both my library and personal bookshelves -- Miranda J. Green in The Antiquaries Journal, 1998
This reference tool fills an important need for students of world studies, mythology, antiquities, Latin, and particularly the Roman Empire... Extensive cross-references to other entries and to books in the extensive bibliography enable students to delve as deeply into the subject as desired. The index is extremely detailed. The readable text and inviting layout make this an excellent choice for high school libraries -- School Library Journal, June 1996
From the Author
This book was first published in hardback in the United States, where this paperback by Oxford University Press is also published. The American spelling (such as practiced, worshiped, theater) has therefore been retained. Many writers on Roman religion assume far too much knowledge on the part of the reader, and we were often unable to find out about specific aspects of Roman religion with ease - which is what prompted us to compile this dictionary. We have covered an array of topics, from gods, goddesses, priests and priestesses, temples and shrines to religions such as Mithraism, Druidism and Christianity, altars, cult objects, sacrifices, augurs and festivals.