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The study focuses on religious dynamics and cultic processes in the broader context of Roman-Latin Republican Colonization of Middle Adriatic Italy (current southern Romagna, Marche, northern Abruzzo regions; Regiones V and VI of the administrative partition of Augustan Italy). Relationships between either 'Romanization' and Religion are discussed, within the wider panorama of historical changes and cultural interactions enacted by Roman and Latin Republican Colonization of this part of Italian peninsula. The work moves from the rational systematization of a significant and heterogeneous data set and, through the critical and thematic re-examination of the whole dossier, attempts to define archaeological and historical features of Roman Religion within colonial milieu, with particular attention reserved to dynamics and processes of cultural interaction between Rome, Latium, and local frameworks in Republican period (3rd - 1st centuries BC). Main themes and discussed topics deal with Material Culture, Devotion Habits and Ritual Practices; Cults and Gods: Socio-Political Implications and Functions of Religion;'Sacred' Topography and Colonial Landscapes.