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magic, Roman

"Roman religion has conventionally been understood as a civic or “polis” religion in which the population performed the same rituals, attended the same festivals, and believed in the same divinities, an image conveyed by the extant Roman historians (including the Greek Polybius) and the antiquarian tradition..." – By Richard Gordon

Near Eastern myths, Sumerian-Akkadian

"Sumerian-Akkadian mythology reaches back to the earliest lists of gods in the third millennium BCE and preoccupied the Mesopotamian intellectuals for more than 2000 years. This overview describes four major moments in the earlier phases of that history, each putting in place a different type of cosmic building block..." – By J Cale Johnson

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