Isis, Osiris and Serapis

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This article discusses the spread of the cults of Egyptian gods from Alexandria to the rest of the known world. It covers the worship of Isis, Osiris, and Serapis; the myth of Osiris; Plutarch's De Iside et Osiride; Hellenistic Isis in Roman Egypt; Isis cults in the Mediterranean; and Isis and Osiris in Rome.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOxford handbook of Roman Egypt
EditorsChristina Riggs
Place of PublicationOxford, UK
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9780199571451
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Egyptian cults
  • Egyptian religion
  • cult of Isis
  • Plutarch
  • Hellenistic Isis
  • Roman Egypt
  • Isis cults
  • myth of Osiris


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