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Description - Isis in the Ancient World by Reginald Eldred Witt

Worship of the Egyptian goddess Isis dates as far back as 2500 BC and extended at least until the 5th century AD throughout the Roman world. The importance of her cult is attested to in Apuleius's "Golden Ass", and evidence of its influence has been found in places as far apart as Afghanistan and Portugal, the Black Sea and northern England. The first study to document the extent and complexity of the cult's influence on Greco-Roman and early Chrisian culture, R.E. Witt's acclaimed "Isis in the Ancient World" is now available in paperback.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801856426
ISBN-10: 0801856426
Format: Paperback
(222mm x 146mm x 20mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 17-Jun-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Reginald Eldred Witt

R. E. Witt (1903-1980) taught at Queen Mary's College, University of London, and is also the author of Albinus and the History of Middle Platonism.

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