By Miguel John Versluys
This archaeological examine investigates the that means of the Egyptian and egyptianising artefacts which have been preserved from the Roman global in several ways.
Its aspect of departure is a close learn at the so-called Nilotic scenes or Nilotic landscapes. The publication provides a finished and illustrated catalogue of the style that was once well known 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 full team of Aegyptiaca Romana is thus studied. in accordance with a basic review of this fabric within the Roman global and, in addition, a case-study of the Aegyptiaca from the town of Rome the several meanings of this cultural phenomenon are mapped. including different Egyptian deities well known within the Roman global, the goddess Isis performs an immense function during this discussion.
Aegyptiaca Romana, between them the Nilotic scenes, are a part of the mirrored image of the Roman perspective in the direction of and suggestions on Egypt, Egyptian tradition and the East. The concluding a part of the ebook illustrates and attempts to give an explanation for this Roman discourse on Egypt.
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Extra info for Aegyptiaca Romana: Nilotic Scenes and the Roman View of Egypt
The presence of Nile water, whether or not suggested by a lotus flower, has primarily determined the selection. In order to keep the catalogue as true as possible it was also decided that the representation would be included only if at least two Nilotic elements were present.
Therefore the bibliography of every catalogue number is selective. In general, I have endeavoured to mention the first (excavation) publication and subsequently only those publications which actually have something relevant to say about the Nilotic scene or by which the picture is known, and to the more synthesising articles mentioned in the status quaestionis. If a recent publication is available with a good bibliography on the Nilotic scene, this will be referred to with the indication 'with further previous literature'.
Pia Cesaretti, Nerone e 24 PART I: INTRODUCTION primarily this seems to have had a political background, not a religious one 69 • Hadrian's interest in Egypt would have had a more personal nature but that does not make him a follower of Egyptian cults. Indications for such a hypothesis are lacking in the Villa Hadriana. There are records that Commodus was involved with cults of Egyptian gods but his personal interest lay with Hercules. Septimius Severus' identification with Sarapis, primarily reconstructed on the basis of portraits of the emperor as this god, seems to have been rather political-ideological than religious.
Aegyptiaca Romana: Nilotic Scenes and the Roman View of Egypt by Miguel John Versluys