Domitian between Isis and Minerva. The dialogue between the “Egyptian” and “Graeco-Roman” aspects of the Sanctuary of Isis at Beneventum.

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This paper is concerned with the sculptural decoration of the Flavian sanctuary of Isis at Beneventum. It challenges the traditional “Egyptian” appearance of the sanctuary and suggests that “Graeco-Roman” elements, too, played a role in its sculptural decoration. Based on the analysis of a small group of Graeco-Roman sculptures, the paper also examines the association of Isis and Minerva and, ultimately, Magna Mater. The paper finally discusses the important role of this divine trinity, as well as the role of the Beneventan Iseum in relation to the official ideology of the Flavian emperors.
TitelEgyptian gods in the Hellenistic and Roman Mediterranean. : Image and reality between local and global.
RedaktørerLaurent Bricault, Miguel John Versluys
Antal sider27
Udgivelses stedCaltanissetta
ForlagSalvatore Sciascia Editore
Publikationsdatoapr. 2013
ISBN (Trykt)978-88-8241-418-4
StatusUdgivet - apr. 2013

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