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Ägyptische Rituale der griechisch-römischen Zeit
Quack, Joachim Friedrich, editor

Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014 pp. vi + 377. € 104.00

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Orientalische Religionen in der Antike, 6

Description: Evidence of rituals has a prominent place among the legacies of the Egyptian culture. This evidence can be immortalized monumentally on the walls of temples and tombs, or it can appear on papyri and ostraca as an indication of its actual use. There is an abundance of preserved Egyptian rituals which are characterized as much by their variety (temple cult, private use for the living and the dead) as they are by the wide range of levels of language development and writing systems which originated in Egypt during the Greco-Roman Period ( approximately 330 BC to 200 AD). At the same time, there were special conditions during this Period due to the fact that the king, as the official supreme master of rituals, was a stranger. The articles in this volume deal with various aspects of this subject and are enhanced by a study of simultaneous phenomena in Mesopotamia.

Subjects: Ancient Near East, Egyptian Literature, Greco-Roman Literature, Literature, Methods, Linguistics, Ancient Egyptian, Historical Approaches, History, Ancient Near Eastern History, Greco-Roman Period

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Review by Ariel G. Lopez
Published 2/8/2016
Citation: Ariel G. Lopez, review of Joachim Friedrich Quack, ed., Ägyptische Rituale der griechisch-römischen Zeit, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


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