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Egyptomania in Hellenistic Greece: A study based on water in the cult of Isis
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Egyptomani in Hellenistisk Grekland : En studie baserad på vatten i Isis kulten (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

The present study examines the function and religious symbolism of water in the Isis sanctuaries in Hellenistic Greece. This is achieved through a survey of all the Isis sanctuaries in Greece dating to the Hellenistic period and the water installations. This study also examined how water was provisioned to the sanctuaries and how Egypt, particularly the Nile was, perceived by the Greeks. In addition, to what degree the cult of Isis was the result of Egyptomania that swept across Greece has been studied.

The result shows that water provision through rainwater carried a religious meaning rather than the water installations design or location. This result is based on a Greek awareness of the meaning of the Nile within ancient Egyptian religion. The Greeks adapted their observations on what was Egyptian into their own Isis cult and for this reason the cult was an expression of Egyptomania.

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2019.
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Isis, water, sanctuary, hellenistic, greece
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History and Archaeology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-385441OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-385441DiVA, id: diva2:1324305
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Available from: 2019-06-14 Created: 2019-06-13 Last updated: 2019-06-14Bibliographically approved

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