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date: 19 August 2019

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This chapter focuses on religion, cult, and burial customs in Lower and Upper Germany under the Roman Empire. It first provides an overview of personal religiosity and religious practice, as well as considering the development of the religious system in Roman Germany. It goes on to consider archaeological artefacts with ritual functions, such as vessels and other objects, before it turns to a discussion of magical practice, superstition, amulets, and curse tablets. Finally, this chapter examines differing conceptions of afterlife and attitudes towards superstition and magic in relation to the range of different religious beliefs in Lower and Upper Germany.

Keywords: Religion, cult, burial customs, superstition, magic, curse tablets

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