Funerary altar from Thessaloniki, © Paraskevi Martzavou
April 18, 2024

Isiaca: Approaching Ancient Religion

Paraskevi Martzavou
Reid Hall | 4, rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris
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In the Late Hellenistic and Roman periods, the Italian traders of Thessaloniki demonstrated, with individual and collective dedications, their preference for the Egyptian cults in the sanctuary of the city. This phenomenon raises questions about religious mobility and the trading networks in the North Aegean of that period and allows us to follow the development of specific ritual traditions within the Egyptian cults. These religious changes in various sociological and political contexts are an occasion to reconsider the entire religious, economic, social, and political history of the Mediterranean in Hellenistic and Roman times.

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