Nile Into Tiber: Egypt in the Roman World : Proceedings of the IIIrd International Conference of Isis Studies, Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, May 11-14, 2005

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Laurent Bricault, Miguel John Versluys, Paul G. P. Meyboom
BRILL, 2007 - Religion - 562 pages
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Interest in all kinds of interactions between Egypt and Rome has grown considerably over the last decade. This debate has not only altered our views on the impact of Rome on Alexandria and Egypt but also strongly put to the fore the reverse direction of this cultural interaction: Egyptian influences on the Roman world. It is this topic, "Egypt in the Roman World," that was central to the IIIrd International Conference of Isis Studies, held in Leiden in May 2005. This book, a selection of the papers delivered at the conference, gives a clear overview of the debate as it has developed in recent years. In two parts (I. "Interpretations of the meaning of Aegyptiaca Romana" and II. "Understanding the cults of Isis in their local context")preceded by a general introduction it offers a broad perspective on the various aspects of cultural interaction between Egypt and Rome, also by bringing together different research traditions in this field.
 

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Contents

The widening debate
1
The Aegean Eastern Mediterranean
11
The role of Egypt and Egyptian
17
Cosmic and saviour goddess
40
Isis grécoromaine et lhénothéisme féminin
73
Dion Cassius et les phénomènes religieux égyptiens
89
A taste for aegyptiaca
113
The temple of Isis at Pompeii
137
Understanding the cults of Isis in their local context
241
Cultes
267
Culte mode
289
Identité
329
Egyptian cults and local elites in Boiotia
364
the numismatic evidence City image
392
dans un sanctuaire isiaque
417
Les dévotions à Isis et Sérapis dans la JudéePalestine
448

Decorating othering and warding off demons
155
The meaning of dwarfs in Nilotic scenes
170
monuments made to measure?
209
A literary view on the Nile mosaic at Praeneste
223
Images of Isis and her cultic shrines reconsidered Towards
470
The temple at Ras elSoda Is it an Isis temple? Is it Greek
506
Indices
555
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L. Bricault, Ph.D. in Egyptology, Sorbonne, is the author of the Atlas de la diffusion des cultes isiaques (2001) and the Recueil des Inscriptions concernant les Cultes isiaques (2005) and coordinates a series of international colloquia and publications in this field.
M.J. Versluys and P.G.P. Meyboom are both Assistant Professor in Classical Archaeology at Leiden University and have widely published on the Nile Mosaic of Palestrina; the meaning of Nilotic scenes in the Roman world and other aspects of Roman visual material culture.

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