By Laurent Bricault, Miguel John Versluys

The diffusion of the cults of Isis is lately back intensively studied. learn in this attention-grabbing phenomenon has commonly been characterized through its specialize in L'Égypte hors d'Égypte, whereas advancements in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt itself have been frequently obvious as belonging to another area. This quantity attempts to beat that dangerous dichotomy via learning the cults of Isis in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt itself in terms of advancements within the Mediterranean at huge. The e-book not just offers an summary of an important deities, usually in line with new or unpublished fabric, but in addition will pay plentiful realization to the cultural approaches at the back of Isis on Nile, like family members among kind and identification, spiritual selection, social- and cultural reminiscence and Egypt s view of its personal prior.

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P. Koemoth, Osiris et les arbres. Contribution à l’étude des arbres sacrés de l’Égypte ancienne, Ægyptiaca Leodiensia 3 (Liège 1994) 270–274 ; M. 19 Il convient aussi de déterminer, malgré les variantes, ce qui est typique des sanctuaires proprement isiaques d’Égypte et la nature des rites qui s’y déroulaient. On a souvent rendu compte de ces influences réciproques en recourant au concept de syncrétisme, notion pratique, mais ambiguë. 20 Ce phénomène était facilité par le polythéisme, et tout particulièrement en Égypte, pays pénétré par la multiplicité des approches du monde et du divin.

14 On le voit, l’écheveau est difficile à démêler, d’autant plus que les chercheurs ne sont pas toujours d’accord sur l’origine d’un attribut, tel le nouveau costume15 et la chevelure16 d’Isis, ou la palme d’Anubis,17 12 Cf. R. Paribeni, Divinità straniere in abito militare romano, BSAA 13 (1910) 177– 183 ; E. H. Kantorowicz, Gods in Uniform, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 105 (1961) 368–393. Pour Anubis, cf. Grenier, Anubis alexandrin 37–40 ; J. v. -C. Budischovsky, Anubiaca, Bibliotheca Isiaca I (Bordeaux 2008) 23–26.

Most topics dealt with here can be found discussed in those rich volumes as well; I have therefore refrained from referencing to their individual papers. The same goes for the important recent monographs by Stanwick, Portraits of the Ptolemies, and Riggs, The beautiful burial. B. H. Cline, D. ), The Aegean and the Orient in the second millennium. Proceedings of the 50th anniversary symposion, Cincinnati, 18–20 April 1997, Aegaeum 18 (Liège, Austin 1998) 193–205, 198. S. Pendlebury and by H. Kantor, who, in 1947, published The Aegean and the Orient.

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