Chapter 14. Cicero's Minerva, Penates, and the Mother of the Lares: An Outline of Roman Domestic Religion

  1. John Bodel Professor1 and
  2. Saul M. Olyan PhD Professor2
  1. John Bodel Professor

Published Online: 23 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302974.ch14

Household and Family Religion in Antiquity

Household and Family Religion in Antiquity

How to Cite

Bodel, J. (2008) Cicero's Minerva, Penates, and the Mother of the Lares: An Outline of Roman Domestic Religion, in Household and Family Religion in Antiquity (eds J. Bodel and S. M. Olyan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302974.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Brown University, USA

  2. 2

    Samuel Ungerleider Jr Professor of Judaic Studies, Brown University, USA

Author Information

  1. Brown University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 MAY 2008

Book Series:

  1. The Ancient World: Comparative Histories

Book Series Editors:

  1. Kurt A. Raaflaub

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175791

Online ISBN: 9781444302974

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Keywords:

  • Cicero's Minerva, Penates, and the Mother of the Lares;
  • outline of Roman domestic religion;
  • Cicero's Minerva;
  • Divine Menageries;
  • Mother of the Lares;
  • identification of Acca Larentia with Mother of the Lares - seeming natural and plausible

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Cicero's Minerva

  • Divine Menageries

  • The Mother of the Lares