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This is the introductory chapter of the book, which is concerned with the concept of god in the city of Rome, as it was, by and large, confined within the Aurelian Walls. It presents an analysis of the concept of god and describes the reverse process, i.e. the formation of the concept of god from the constituent concepts and its dissolution. The book attempts to apply the conceptual approach to a specific and well attested historical event. It endeavours to relate the concept of god to various groups of Roman society. The chapter presents an overview of how the other chapters of the book are organised.

Keywords: God; Roman society



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