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Sobek und die Caesaren. Einige Bemerkungen zur Situation der Kroko d il g ötterkulte des Fayum unter römischer Herrschaft

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The picture offered by the literature of the situation of Egyptian temple during the Roman period falls, bleak. Land ownership and privileges of the sanctuaries are confiscated, limited or disregarded, the cult personnel is subject to massive state regulations of various kinds. This chapter examines the extent of decline for this Bakchias image and the other, mostly smaller crocodile gods Temple of Fayum under Roman rule applies. The situation of the sanctuaries can be seen in the economic situation of their cults and priesthoods firstly, secondly, to the preservation and expansion of their architectural structures. Circumstantial recourse; the archaeological findings must also be included in the analysis. The chapter presents the text sources and archeology oriented to try an interdisciplinary assessment on the situation of embossed crocodile gods cults. The original text of the chapter is in German.

Keywords: Egyptian temple; Fayum; Roman rule



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