Roman Religion basics.


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what is religion?
the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially gods
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what is the function of religion?
It establishes the rules of a code of conduct, it gives a sense of hope, faith and an individual well being and provides natural peace. its a kind of reward system, e.g. if you are poor if you are a good person you will be rewarded in the afterlife.
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what are the other functions of religion?
It creates social co-hesion and creates a community, also it gives us stories e.g creationism, Lastly it promotes self welfare.
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how can we collect evidence of religious beliefs from the past?
Sacrid books, remains of temples or churches, people who still have the same beliefs, burials, stories and Art.
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how do we identify the presence of gods or deities in a religious place?
images or abstract images, animal symbols which relate to the god, indications of funerary rituals.
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why was the temple of Claudius built in Colchester?
it was built to show the British that the Romans were now in charge and that there religion was important.
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name nine parts of a classical Roman Temple.
pediment, capitals, colonnade, cella, podium, iconography,altar, ambulatory and temenos.
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describe a doric capital.
very plain, with little or no decoration at the top.
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describe an ionic capital.
more decoration at the top with curls either side but still quite simple.
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describe a Corinthian capital.
alot of decoration at the top, showing of the wealth and status.
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