By Miguel John Versluys
This archaeological learn investigates the that means of the Egyptian and egyptianising artefacts which have been preserved from the Roman international in several ways.
Its aspect of departure is an in depth learn at the so-called Nilotic scenes or Nilotic landscapes. The e-book provides a finished and illustrated catalogue of the style that used to be renowned all over the Mediterranean from the Hellenistic interval to the Christian period in addition to a contextualisation and interpretation.
Drawing at the conclusions hence reached the complete staff of Aegyptiaca Romana is consequently studied. in accordance with a basic evaluation of this fabric within the Roman global and, in addition, a case-study of the Aegyptiaca from town of Rome the various meanings of this cultural phenomenon are mapped. including different Egyptian deities well known within the Roman global, the goddess Isis performs an incredible function during this discussion.
Aegyptiaca Romana, between them the Nilotic scenes, are a part of the mirrored image of the Roman angle in the direction of and innovations on Egypt, Egyptian tradition and the East. The concluding a part of the ebook illustrates and attempts to provide an explanation for this Roman discourse on Egypt.
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Dominique- Vivant Denon. C. Conte Corti, Untergang und Auferstehung von PompeJi und Herculaneum (1943) pI. 13. 55 Cf. Aubaude 1997, n. 3 for references to literature on the role of Isis in the publications of the mentioned authors and others. For an overview of the Egyptian influence on European/French authors in general see Starkey 1998, Ch. VI: Literary interactions. Egyptian influence on European literature. 'FORSCHUNGSGESCHICHTE' 19 20 PART I: INTRODUCTION of the female body. With regard to the spiritual climate, room for such an interest, which was already rising before Napoleon's expedition, was created in France especially after the revolution of 1789: an interest in religions of past societies filled the vacated place of the church.
3 for references to literature on the role of Isis in the publications of the mentioned authors and others. For an overview of the Egyptian influence on European/French authors in general see Starkey 1998, Ch. VI: Literary interactions. Egyptian influence on European literature. 'FORSCHUNGSGESCHICHTE' 19 20 PART I: INTRODUCTION of the female body. With regard to the spiritual climate, room for such an interest, which was already rising before Napoleon's expedition, was created in France especially after the revolution of 1789: an interest in religions of past societies filled the vacated place of the church.
80 Foucher 1965. Egypt is not included here. 81 Cf. cat. no. 015; A. Adriani, Repertorio d'arte dell'Egitto greco-romano, Series A, II (1961) 55. 82 I. Lavin, The hunting mosaics qf Antioch and their sources (1963) 225, 273. 83 A. Alf6ldi, Die alexandrinischen Gatter und die Vota Publica, JAC 8-9 (19651966) 53-87, 62. 84 Non vidi. P. , 19731 74). Only Tammisto 1997 uses this work. 30 PART I: INTRODUCTION ter 85 • Other Nilotic landscapes are advanced as parallels but unfortunately the author does not express an opinion on the meaning of the genre on the basis of the overview.