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    The Nile Mosaic of Palestrina: Early Evidence of Egyptian Religion in Italy (Religions in the Graeco-Roman World) (Hardback) By (author) Paul G. P. Meyboom

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    DescriptionThe Nile Mosaic of Palestrina, ancient Praeneste in central Italy, dating to about 100BC, is one of the earliest large mosaics which have been preserved from the classical world. Interpretation of the mosaic is disputed, suggestions ranging from the exotic decoration to a topographical picture or a religious allegory. This study argues that the mosaic depicts rituals connected with Isis and Osiris and the yearly Nile flood. The presence of these Egyptian religious scenes at Praeneste can be explained by the assimilation of Isis and Fortuna, the tutelary goddess of Praeneste, and by the interpretation of the mosaic as a symbol of divine providence. This book should be of interest to classical archaeologists, art historians, Egyptologists, classical philologists, ancient historians and students of ancient religion.


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    Title
    The Nile Mosaic of Palestrina
    Subtitle
    Early Evidence of Egyptian Religion in Italy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul G. P. Meyboom
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 490
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 1,034 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789004101371
    ISBN 10: 9004101373
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DST
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HDD
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP1
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A13364000
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    DC20: 299.310937
    LC classification: NA3770.M49
    DC22: 738.509376, 738.5/0937/6
    LC classification: NA3770 .M49 1995
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: NKD, QRSA
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.), plans
    Publisher
    Brill
    Imprint name
    Brill
    Publication date
    01 August 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Leiden
    Author Information
    P.G.P. Meyboom is assistant professor of Classical Archaeology at Leiden University.
    Review quote
    '...grace a l'auteur...' Robert Turcan, Revue des Etudes Latines.