New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1956. Soft Cover. 8vo. Fine. Item #006532
Soft cover. xxv, 298 pp., [20 pp. ads]. Bruise to spine head, bumping and curling to lower corner of front cover, light damp stain to head of rear cover. Remainder mark to tail edge. A few spots of ink underlining to text. This study by the great Belgian historian Franz Cumont describes one aspect of the cultural meeting of east and west in the Early Roman Empire. It describes the great pagan religions of the Orient, and tells how their religious thought and ceremonial permeated, altered, and revivified Roman Paganism.