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Mortuary and Literary Laments: A Comparison

Roland Enmarch

in Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265420
eISBN:
9780191760471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

‘Laments’ have long been recognised as an important and long-lived part of Egyptian written culture, appearing in widely differing contexts, including as captions to mourning scenes in tombs from the ... More


The Protean Ass: The Metamorphoses of Apuleius from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Robert H. F. Carver

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199217861
eISBN:
9780191712357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217861.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book provides a comprehensive account of the reception of The Golden Ass (or Metamorphoses) of Apuleius, the only work of Latin prose fiction worthy of the name of ‘novel’ to survive intact from ... More


The Challenges of the First Century

Eric M. Orlin

in Foreign Cults in Rome: Creating a Roman Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731558
eISBN:
9780199866342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731558.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 7 examines the struggles of the Late Republic, when fundamental questions about Roman identity were at stake: who among the inhabitants of Rome was a “true” Roman and, more important, who ... More


The Gods in the Greek Novel

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

If we look, in the ‘ideal novel’, at the frequency of mention of significant named divinities (such as Aphrodite, Dionysos, Artemis, Zeus, Isis), as well as of theos and theoi in general, we find ... More


Epilogue

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0027
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The epilogue explores that way that scholarly concentration on the religion of classical Greece and especially of Athens has resulted in a very partial picture of Greek religion. It asks what our ... More


Divine and Human Feet: Records of Pilgrims Honouring Isis

Sarolta A. Takács

in Pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman and Early Christian Antiquity: Seeing the Gods

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199237913
eISBN:
9780191716713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237913.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter explores evidence for pilgrimage in the context of the cult of the Egyptian goddess Isis, which has become widely established in the Mediterranean world and Europe during the Hellenistic ... More


Claudius and Nero: The Last of Augustus' Dynasty

Susan Sorek

in The Emperors' Needles: Egyptian Obelisks and Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675518
eISBN:
9781781380772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675518.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter considers Egyptian influences during the reigns of Claudius and Nero. Emperor Claudius was not immune to Egyptian influences and may have been involved in the revival of the worship of ... More


The Unity of the Divine

Daniel S. Richter

in Cosmopolis: Imagining Community in Late Classical Athens and the Early Roman Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199772681
eISBN:
9780199895083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772681.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

As a system, polytheism can integrate outsiders into its pantheon when necessary. However, the “logic” of polytheism excludes the possibility of the existence of another pantheon; by virtue of its ... More


Conclusion

Rosemary Radford Ruether

in Goddesses and the Divine Feminine: A Western Religious History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231467
eISBN:
9780520940413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231467.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The powerful goddesses we find during the second and first millennia BCE in societies in Mesopotamia, Palestine, Egypt, and Greece—such as Inanna/Ishtar, Anat, Isis, and Demeter—do not appear to be ... More


Goddesses and World Renewal in the Ancient Mediterranean

Rosemary Radford Ruether

in Goddesses and the Divine Feminine: A Western Religious History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231467
eISBN:
9780520940413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231467.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on particular patterns of mythic thought in the ancient cultures of the Near East, Egypt, and Greece in which goddesses play a central role in world renewal. It looks ... More


Valley of the Colosseum

Filippo Coarelli

in Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520079601
eISBN:
9780520935099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079601.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter describes Region III as a region occupying the valley between the Esquiline and Caelian hills. It explains that the region's name, Isis and Serapis, was derived from a local sanctuary of ... More


Philae: The Pearl of Egypt

Miroslav Verner

in Temple of the World: Sanctuaries, Cults, and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165634
eISBN:
9781617975431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165634.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

With its grand monuments mirrored in the waters of the Nile, the island of Philae, by the southern edge of the First Cataract not far from Aswan, is one of the most enchanting places in Egypt. In the ... More


The Christian Wall Paintings from the Temple of Isis at Aswan Revisited

Jitse H.F. Dijkstra and Gertrud J.M. van Loon

in Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165610
eISBN:
9781617975424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165610.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The church built in the temple of Isis yields a rare example, however fragmentary, of decoration in an urban church in late antique to early Islamic Egypt. The Virgin and Child surrounded by saints, ... More


The Isis Effect: How Joyce and Lawrence Revitalize Christianity through Foreignization

Martin Brick

in Modernists at Odds: Reconsidering Joyce and Lawrence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060477
eISBN:
9780813050737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060477.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

As traditional religious authority was challenged by scientific discoveries and the rationalism of the Victorian era, many modernist authors responded with literature that appeared to further ... More


Finis: Synagoga et Ecclesia

J. M. F. Heath

in Paul's Visual Piety: The Metamorphosis of the Beholder

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199664146
eISBN:
9780191748455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664146.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

To draw this study to a close, this chapter considers how central arguments of the book are reflected in the tradition of the Christian artistic motif, Synagoga et Ecclesia. This image draws on many ... More


Scholarly Twilight

Jared S. Buss

in Willy Ley: Prophet of the Space Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054438
eISBN:
9780813053172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054438.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 9 describes Ley’s declining prestige as both a rocket expert and a historian of science. As von Braun took center-stage, Ley retreated from the scene by devoting himself to his most ambitious ... More


Egyptian Influences in Rome

Susan Sorek

in The Emperors' Needles: Egyptian Obelisks and Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675518
eISBN:
9781781380772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675518.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the migration of Egyptian religious ideologies to Rome, including the cult of Isis and the practice of astrology, which would later exert a profound effect on emperors and ... More


Augustus' Successors: Tiberius and Caligula

Susan Sorek

in The Emperors' Needles: Egyptian Obelisks and Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675518
eISBN:
9781781380772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675518.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter considers Egyptian influences during the reigns of Augustus' stepson Tiberius and great-grandson Gaius Caligula. There were no attempts to remove any artefacts from Egypt during the ... More


The Social Organization of Secrecy

Michael E. Stone

in Secret Groups in Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190842383
eISBN:
9780190842413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842383.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In this chapter we study the mysteries and secrecy in Greco–Roman antiquity. The cults of Mithras and Isis as mysteries and revelations to their initiates, as well as the “Mithras Liturgy” and ... More


The Isis Book: Serious Entertainment

Stefan Tilg

in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses: A Study in Roman Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198706830
eISBN:
9780191778513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706830.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

While Chapter 4 generally suggested the concept of the ‘philosophical novel’ as a container for both serious and comic readings, it remains to be discussed in which way Apuleius would have approached ... More


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