"Is there some activity in your background that you haven't told me about, Madam Spy?" he chided.
In the animistic attitude we have in- Anim- deed the true background of the genuine Roman religion; but its characteristic and peculiar development is a kind of "higher Animism," which can associate the "spirit" not merely with visible and tangible objects, but with states and actions in the life of the individual and the community.
He was not only the oldest native dramatist, but the first author of an epic poem (Bellum Punicum) - which, by combining the representation of actual contemporary history with a mythical background, may be said to have created the Roman type of epic poetry.
The frieze consisted of white marble figures in relief, affixed to a background of black Eleusinian stone.
The visions were less invasive than those from others, like background music at a department store.