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Religion in Greco-Roman Egypt Ismail, Khaled

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This area of interest deals with the cults and beliefs prominent in Egypt during the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. The cults in this period were radically transformed from their earlier, pharaonic versions, becoming a complicated mix of different traditions. Egyptian beliefs and practices were merged with the Greek cults. New cults emerged alongside those that were transformed, such as the cult of Serapis, the main god of Alexandria. The Egyptian deities interacted with Greek partners and were worshipped side by side in the Egyptian metropolis.

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