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. Tambov: Gramota, 2013. 10. Part 2. P. 94-96.
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"SUPERSTITIO" AS PART OF RELIGIOUS PRACTICES OF ANCIENT ROMAN ARMY IN WARTIME

Kotlyarova Ekaterina Nikolaevna
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, Ukraine


Abstract. The article considers superstitions existence on the battlefield in ancient Rome. Analyzing the data of sources (Tacitus, Livy, Rufus, Frontinus, Suetonius) and comparing them, the author concludes that superstitions were popular in wartime. Particular attention is paid to the psychological reasons of susceptibility to superstitions among combatants.
Key words and phrases: , , , , , , superstitions, war, border situation, psychological infection, predictions, wonders.
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