Some articles on emperor worship:
... Emperor worship was prevalent in provincial communities during the Roman empire ... The establishment of provincial centers of emperor worship further spawned local cults ... Emperor worship served as a way for subjects of Asia province to come to terms with imperial rule within the framework of their communities ...
Famous quotes containing the words worship and/or emperor:
“A self-denial, no less austere than the saints, is demanded of the scholar. He must worship truth, and forgo all things for that, and choose defeat and pain, so that his treasure in thought is thereby augmented.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“Such is the caprice of Romans ... who reject kings in name but not in practice, and accept an Emperor mightier than a hundred kings.”
—Pierre Corneille (16061684)