The diffusion of the cults of Isis is recently again intensively studied. Research on this fascinating phenomenon has traditionally been characterised by its focus on L'Égypte hors d'Égypte, while developments in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt itself were often seen as belonging to a different domain. This volume tries to overcome that unhealthy dichotomy by studying the cults of Isis in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt itself in relation to developments in the Mediterranean at large. The book not only presents an overview of the most important deities, often based on new or unpublished material, but also pays ample attention to the cultural processes behind Isis on Nile, like relations between style and identity, religious choice, social- and cultural memory and Egypt’s view of its own past.
Isis on the Nile. Egyptian Gods in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt
Edited by Laurent Bricault and Corinne Bonnet
Panthée presents a collective reflection relating to the changes affecting the Graeco-Roman Empire and its religious landscapes. Leading specialists construct a picture of practices and conceptual frames, which, in their diversity and inter-action, model a religious universe whose complexity ...
by Kim Beerden (Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands)
Flexibility is the distinguishing feature of ancient Greek divination. Worlds Full of Signs offers a systematic approach by discussing the divinatory sign, homo divinans, text and uncertainty management from a comparative perspective, using Republican Rome and Neo-Assyrian Mesopotamia as comparanda.
by Peter Alpass
The Religious Life of Nabataea offers a fresh perspective on the cultic landscape of the desert kingdom that dominated the north-western Arabian Peninsula in the centuries around the birth of Christ.
Par Stella Georgoudi, Renée Koch Piettre, et Francis Schmidt.
Le recueil compare les procédures de fabrication et d’interprétation des signes dans les sociétés polythéistes ou monothéistes de la Méditerranée ancienne. Il analyse les rites ou l’argumentation critique visant à endiguer les signes et à préserver l’initiative humaine face aux injonctions du ...
by H. S. Versnel
Abandoning monolithic approaches and embracing the possibility of inconsistencies and incongruities in Greek thought, behaviour, and culture, this book investigates how ancient Greeks could validate the complementarity of dissonant, if not contradictory, representations in e.g.polytheism, ...
by Rangar Cline
Ancient Angels brings together inscriptional, literary, and archaeological evidence for angels (angeloi) in Roman-era religions. The book examines Roman conceptions of angels, angel veneration, and how Christian authorities responded to this potentially heterodox aspect of Roman religion.
Edited by Joannis Mylonopoulos
Based on the visual and textual evidence, this volume concentrates on the artistic, intellectual, religious, and socio-political importance of divine images as media of communication in the polytheistic cosmos of ancient Greece and Rome.
Feyo L. Schuddeboom
This volume collects and contextualizes ancient sources containing the terms τελετή and ὄργια for students of Greek religion. All the original texts, both literary and epigraphical, are accompanied by English translations.
Edited by Richard L. Gordon and Francisco Marco Simón
Most studies of Graeco-Roman magic focus on the Greek texts. Stimulated by important recent finds of Latin curse-tablets, this collection of essays for the first time tries to define the nature and extent of the originality of magical practice in the Latin West
Drawing exclusively on the evidence from urban Rome up to the age of Constantine, the book analyzes the pagan, Jewish, and Christian concepts of "god" along the lines of space, time, personnel, function, iconography and ritual.
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