Bendlin, Andreas

Andreas Bendlin teaches Roman History in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto at Mississauga and the Department of Classics at the University of Toronto. Bendlin’s current research focuses on religion in Greco-Roman antiquity, with a particular emphasis on the religions of Rome and the Roman Empire. He is also working on Roman social, cultural and literary history. Professor Bendlin has written numerous articles in these fields; topics include ancient associations, cognitive aspects of ritual and religion, divination and oracles, polytheism and religious pluralism. His current research projects include a monograph on the religious cultures in Late Republican Roman society.

Areas of research:

Religions in the Roman World; Ritual Studies; Roman Social and Cultural History Greco-Roman antiquity, with a particular emphasis on the religions of Rome and the Roman Empire.

Recent publications:

2006. “Vom Nutzen und Nachteil der Mantik: Orakel im Medium von Handlung und Literatur in der Zeit der Zweiten Sophistik”
2006. “Nicht der Eine, nicht die Vielen: Zum Umgang der Religionsgeschichte mit dem religiösen Pluralismus in den polytheistischen Systemen der Antike”
2006. “Purity and pollution”
2005. “Divination”
2005. “Eine Zusammenkunft um der religio willen ist erlaubt’ Zu den politischen und rechtlichen Konstruktionen von (religiöser) Vergemeinschaftung in der römischen Kaiserzeit”
2005. “Wer braucht ‚Heilige Schriften”
2000. “Looking beyond the civic compromise: religious pluralism in Late Republican Rome”\

Contact Information:

Department of Historical Studies, UTM,
Department of Classics
M.A. (Tübingen), D.Phil. (Oxford), Dr. habil (Erfurt).

North Building, 3359 Mississauga Road North, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6, Canada.
tel: (905) 825-5285
fax: (905) 569-4412
email: andreas.bendlin@utoronto.ca