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Religion and rusticity

ByJ. A. North

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It is a very normal assumption in discussions of ancient religion that certain types of religious activity are “rural” in their character, that they belong specifically to the religion of countryside as opposed to that of the city. The problem of this paper is to assess whether there was such a “country” religion in republican Italy and, if so, how it should be identified and defined.