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dc.contributor.authorDriediger-Murphy, Lindsay G.
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-07T20:47:53Z
dc.date.available2021-07-07T20:47:53Z
dc.date.issued2021-06-14
dc.identifier.citationDriediger-Murphy, L. (2021). Numa and Jupiter: Whose Smile Is It, Anyway? The Classical Quarterly, 71(1), 259-275. doi:10.1017/S0009838821000227en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/113600
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the Roman tradition that Numa once negotiated with Jupiter about human sacrifice. Complete versions of the myth survive in Ovid, Plutarch and Arnobius (citing Valerius Antias). Previous studies of this tradition have proposed four main interpretations of it, which have done important service in modern reconstructions of the character of Roman religion. These scholarly treatments raise several questions. First, are they actually supported by, or the most convincing way of reading, the surviving ancient sources? If so, have they been correctly attributed? Why might a specific ancient author present the myth of Numa and Jupiter in a manner which suggests one interpretation rather than another? What ideological and theological work does the story do for Ovid, for Plutarch and for Arnobius? Finally, can this myth, in whatever version, support the weight of the implications put on it for the character of Roman religion? This article seeks to enhance our understanding of this myth in its surviving versions, not just by analysing the evidence for each of the modern interpretations, but also by considering why ancient authors tell the myth of Numa and Jupiter the way they do. It is argued that their choices illustrate best not one meaning of the myth nor one Roman way of piety but the richness and diversity of religious reflection in antiquity.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Press, Classical Associationen_US
dc.rightsThis version is the Accepted Manuscript (a.k.a. Post-print), accepted for publication in the journal. This version has been revised following peer review but was subject to further editorial input by Cambridge University Press. This version is made available to this institutional repository on acceptance of publication, in accordance with the copyright terms and conditions of Cambridge University Press. The Version of Record (a.k.a. publisher's version) is available as a view-only file through Cambridge Core Share at this address: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/classical-quarterly/article/numa-and-jupiter-whose-smile-is-it-anyway/920201DB4C14523C3264EC3487533D85/share/f9f5662ce7ad1712f44dd4d00adfc73c54ee3fc5 . Unless otherwise indicated, this material is protected by copyright and has been made available with authorization from the copyright owner. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0en_US
dc.subjectRoman religionen_US
dc.subjectGreek religionen_US
dc.subjectAncient theologyen_US
dc.subjectPlutarchen_US
dc.subjectOviden_US
dc.subjectNumaen_US
dc.subjectgodsen_US
dc.titleNuma and Jupiter: Whose Smile Is It, Anyway?en_US
dc.typejournal articleen_US
dc.publisher.facultyArtsen_US
dc.description.grantingagencySocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)en_US
dc.identifier.grantnumber430-2016-00461en_US
dc.publisher.departmentClassics and Religionen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0009838821000227en_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/38989
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This version is the Accepted Manuscript (a.k.a. Post-print), accepted for publication in the journal. This version has been revised following peer review but was subject to further editorial input by Cambridge University Press. This version is made available to this institutional repository on acceptance of publication, in accordance with the copyright terms and conditions of Cambridge University Press. The Version of Record (a.k.a. publisher's version) is available as a view-only file through Cambridge Core Share at this address: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/classical-quarterly/article/numa-and-jupiter-whose-smile-is-it-anyway/920201DB4C14523C3264EC3487533D85/share/f9f5662ce7ad1712f44dd4d00adfc73c54ee3fc5 . Unless otherwise indicated, this material is protected by copyright and has been made available with authorization from the copyright owner. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
This version is the Accepted Manuscript (a.k.a. Post-print), accepted for publication in the journal. This version has been revised following peer review but was subject to further editorial input by Cambridge University Press. This version is made available to this institutional repository on acceptance of publication, in accordance with the copyright terms and conditions of Cambridge University Press. The Version of Record (a.k.a. publisher's version) is available as a view-only file through Cambridge Core Share at this address: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/classical-quarterly/article/numa-and-jupiter-whose-smile-is-it-anyway/920201DB4C14523C3264EC3487533D85/share/f9f5662ce7ad1712f44dd4d00adfc73c54ee3fc5 . Unless otherwise indicated, this material is protected by copyright and has been made available with authorization from the copyright owner. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.