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Author Colloque international sur les études isiaques (4th : 2008 : Liège, Belgium)

Title Isis on the Nile : Egyptian gods in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt : proceedings of the IVth International Conference of Isis Studies, Liège, November 27-29, 2008 : Michel Malaise in honorem / edited by Laurent Bricault and Miguel John Versluys
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 293 pages, 68 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (1 color)
Series Religions in the Graeco-Roman world ; v. 171
Religions in the Graeco-Roman world ; v. 171
Contents La gens isiaque de retour au pays / Michel Malaise -- Understanding Egypt in Egypt and beyond / Miguel John Versluys -- Culte d'Isis ou religion isiaque? / Françoise Dunand -- How do you want your goddess? : From the Galjub Hoard to a general vision on religious choice in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt / Frederick G. Naerebout -- Alexandria in Aegypto : the use and meaning of Egyptian elements in Hellenistic and Roman Alexandria / Kyriakos Savvopoulos -- Referencing Isis in tombs in Graeco-Roman Egypt : tradition and innovation / Marjorie S. Venit -- Les formes d'Isis à Karnak à travers la prosopographie sacerdotale de l'époque Ptolémaïque / Laurent Coulon -- Isis in Roman Dakleh : goddess of the village, the province, and the country / Olaf E. Kaper -- Mythologie grecque ou mystère d'Isis-Déméter? / Angelo Geissen -- Les isiaques et la petite plastique dans l'Égypte hellénistique et romaine / Pascale Ballet et Geneviève Galliano -- Anubis mit dem Schlüssel in der kaiserzeitlichen Grabkunst Ägyptens / Youri Volokhine -- Couronner Souchos pour fêter le retour de la crue / Pierre P. Koemoth
Summary 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'egypte hors d'egypte, 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 The book not only presents an overview of the most important deities, often based on new or unpublished material, but also pays ample attention to the cultural processes behind Isis on Nile, like relations between style and identity, religious choice, social- and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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages xi-xiv) and index
Notes In English, French, and German
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Subject Isis (Egyptian deity) -- Congresses.
Malaise, Michel -- Bibliography.
Gods, Egyptian -- Congresses.
Egypt -- Religion -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Festschriften.
Bibliographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Bricault, Laurent.
Malaise, Michel.
Versluys, M. J.
ISBN 9004210865 (electronic bk.)
9789004210868 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Michel Malaise in honorem
Proceedings of the IVth International Conference of Isis Studies