22. Egyptian religion in Rome

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Unformatted text preview: of members of the imperial family During the Roman Empire, cult of Isis held in high esteem by many emperors, while others had a more nega<ve or ambivalent stance towards Egyp<an religion Emperors favoring Egyp<an religion in Rome: Caligula, Otho, Vespasian, Titus, Domi<an, Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, Commodus, Sep<mius Severus, Diocle<an Ces<us pyramid, Rome In Benevent, Domi<an builds the temple to “the great Isis, lady of Benevent”, and he rebuilds the Iseum Campense in Rome Hadrian Prominent advocat of Egyp<an beliefs in Rome was, in the first half of the second century, Hadrian He was one of the emperors who visited Egypt; the drowning of his favourite An0noos in the Nile leads to the founda<on of the city of An<noopolis in 130 CE and the establishment of a cult of the deified Osiris‐An0noos that draws on Egyp<an religious concepts The theology of this cult is developped by priests of Hermopolis and detailed on the obelisk of An<noos Ha...
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