R. E. WITT
Title: Isis in the Ancient World
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: Used - Like New
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr June 1997
0801856426 / 9780801856426
Seller ID: 144252
Very minor cover imperfections; text pristine.
An Eighth Day View:
Worship of the Egyptian goddess Isis dates as far back as 2500 B.C. and extended at least until the fifth century A.D. 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 Graeco-Roman and early Christian culture, R. E. Witt's acclaimed "Isis in the Ancient World" is now available in paperback.