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Clifford Ando

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780748615650

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615650.001.0001

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Introduction to Part VI: Space and Time

Introduction to Part VI: Space and Time

(p.247) Introduction to Part VI: Space and Time
Roman Religion

Clifford Ando


The Praetor says: “I forbid doing anything in a sacred place or introducing anything into one.”

Sacred places (sacra loca) are those that have been publicly dedicated, whether in the city or in the country. It must be understood that a public place can only become sacred if the emperor has dedicated it or has granted the power of dedicating it....

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