This section explains the myths and legends of Ancient Rome and how they affected Roman thinking and social life. Religious practices such as Roman festivals, saturnalias, and sacrifices are described in detail.
The entries are arranged independently so that it is not necessary to read any section in sequence. Each entry deals with a specific Roman god or goddess, or legend associated with them. It is a very useful reference work for anyone who would seek to better understand classical allusions or when reading any piece of Roman literature.