By George Hinge, Jens A. Krasilnikoff
Through the complete span of Graeco-Roman antiquity, Alexandria represented a gathering position for plenty of ethnic cultures and town itself used to be topic to a variety of neighborhood advancements, which created and formatted a special Alexandrine 'culture' in addition to numerous detailed 'cultures'. historic Greek, Roman and Jewish observers communicated or held declare to that exact message. therefore, Arrian, Theocritus, Strabo, and Athenaeus mentioned their fascination with the Alexandrine melting pot to the broader international as did Philo, Josephus and Clement. In a number of models, the 4 papers of half I of the amount, Alexandria from Greece and Egypt, take care of the connection among Ptolemaic Alexandria and its Greek earlier. even though, the Egyptian starting place and history additionally performs vital roles for the arguments. The contributions to the second one a part of the e-book are dedicated to discussions of varied elements of touch and improvement among Rome, Judaism and Christianity.
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15) the bodies of both Antony and Cleopatra were mummified. See Venit 2002, 10. Botti 1899, 44, notes undated graves with mummies found in the area of Fort Saleh in the quarter of Gabbari. The mummies were discovered in limestone mummiform coffins set in graves that had been precisely cut out to receive the coffins. A small stone monument indicated the presence of a group of two to four coffins. This mummification was not carefully done, especially in the case of children. Some mummies (or, more likely, mummy cases) were, however, very brightly coloured.
Rostovtzeff 1941. Préaux 1939. g. see Hölbl 2001, 90-8. Fraser 1972, 189. This observation did not prevent Fraser from presenting numerous speculations concerning potential religious syncretism particularly between Greek and Egyptian divinities in the following pages. Fraser 1972, 190. g. see the excellent arguments in Clarysse 1985; 2000; Koenen 1983; 1993. See, for instance, Samuel 1983, 75-6. Samuel 1983, 82-3. 47 Moreover, it seems certain that the Egyptian segment of the population would have continued to perform religious practices which have not been recorded; one cannot imagine this segment of the population without its own religious needs and desires.
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