16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 18 October 2001
Whilst the previous volume was a narrative history, this one is a book of sources. This means it probably won't interest the casual reader as much as the first volume, but it is a must for the student.
All the sources are well chosen, and provide depth as well as variety. If you're new to the field, then this book will be your introduction to lots of the primary sources which you may want to go and research in greater detail. This makes it a good starting point to use when researching for an essay, and will lead you to the rest of your bibliography.
The authors also provide introductions and notes along with the primary evidence, helping to explain it and set the context in a way suitable for someone with minimal or no prior knowledge of Roman religion.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 24 February 2014
So so useful for my dissertation, it's a fantastic source book with a huge range of information. Though it's not too in-depth (If they wrote all they knew about Roman religion it would take far more volumes) it's useful as a reference book for undergraduate essays or as a sort of 'encyclopedia'.