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In Isis in a Global Empire, Lindsey Mazurek explores the growing popularity of Egyptian gods and its impact on Greek identity in the Roman Empire. Bringing together archaeological, art historical, and textual evidence, she demonstrates how the diverse devotees of gods such as Isis and Sarapis considered Greek ethnicity in ways that differed significantly from those of the Greek male elites whose opinions have long shaped our understanding of Roman Greece. These ideas were expressed in various ways - sculptures of Egyptian deities rendered in a Greek style, hymns to Isis that grounded her in Greek geography and mythology, funerary portraits that depicted devotees dressed as Isis, and sanctuaries that used natural and artistic features to evoke stereotypes of the Nile. Mazurek's volume offers a fresh, material history of ancient globalization, one that highlights the role that religion played in the self-identification of provincial Romans and their place in the Mediterranean world.Read more
- Introduces a process-based and theory-informed method for studying globalization and Greek identity in the Roman Empire
- Explores a clear example of globalization through religious change in antiquity
- Highlights a previously understudied region in the disciplines of Roman provincial archaeology and Isiac studies
- Winner, 2023 CAMWS First Book Award, Classical Association of the Midwest and South
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‘The book is handsomely produced. The images, layout, type of paper, and general presentation are of high quality. Mazurek writes beautifully and clearly … She analyzes the evidence judiciously and her engagement with the vast bibliography of Isis is thorough, without bogging the reader down with unnecessary detail. Most importantly, this book provides a powerful case for the value of its methodology.’ Vassiliki, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
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- Date Published: May 2022
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781316517017
- length: 292 pages
- dimensions: 259 x 182 x 18 mm
- weight: 0.76kg
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
1. Egyptian religion and the problem of Greekness
2. Building groupness: Isis' devotees and their communities
3. Deterritorializing theology? Bringing the Egyptian gods to Greece
4. Self-understanding: Visualizing Isis in stone
5. Self-fashioning: Dressing devotees of Isis in Athenian portraits
6. Self-location: Isiac sanctuaries and Nilotic fictions
7. Conclusion: Graecia Capta, Aegypta Capta.
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