Caitlin Prouatt
Caitlin Prouatt

Project Title: The Role and Status of Isis in the Greek World under Roman Rule

Principal Advisor: Dr Amelia Brown

Project Abstract: My thesis aims to determine the role and status of the Egyptian goddess Isis in the Roman province of Greece during the first centuries of the Roman Empire (mainly the second and third centuries), through an examination of the literature and inscriptions relating to the cult. Archaeological, sculptural and architectural evidence will also be utilised to support the literary evidence. I intend to demonstrate the appeal that Isis exercised for Greeks, not just as a saviour goddess. I shall emphasise the intellectual, philosophical, and moral aspects of the cult, arguing that for these reasons it appealed to wealthy Greek elites

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