CLAS220Day43LectureGuide

CLAS220Day43LectureGuide - 1 Classics 220: Lecture Guide,...

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1 Classics 220: Lecture Guide, Day 43 Roman Mystery Religions and Cults 1. Roman Gaul A. Was Roman Gaul very “Romanized?” Why or why not? Roads and armies were long lasting New (Roman) cities sprung up But northern Gaul never really “Romanized”. Blamed Nero for the revolt The Julii were now considered dangerous. . and were eliminated Gallic Elite now focused on Gaul B. Highlight a couple of the major differences between Roman Gaul and Roman Egypt: East: Romans took over existing governments; had to build them up in the west This helps explain why so much of the western empire had a latin based culture West: Army integral to daily life, East: Army was an alien presence. 2. Roman Mystery Cults #1: Isis C. Who was Isis? What was her place/function in Egyptian religion? She is the wife of Hourus. Divine presence of a wife/mother Also may have served as a divine presentation of queens D. Describe the cult of Isis in the Greco-Roman world: Cult came from the Nile Delta? (not for sure)
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