Serapis — Complete

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Sprache - Englisch

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Serapis is a historical romance novel that features a story of the cult of Graeco-Egyptian deity pushed ahead during the third century BC on the demand of Greek Pharaoh, Ptolemy I, Soter of the Ptolemaic Kingdom in Egypt as a means to merge the Greeks and Egyptians in his realm. The cult of Serapis was spread as a matter of calculated policy by the Ptolemaic kings, who also built the massive Serapeum of Alexandria. Serapis continued to grow in admiration during the Roman Empire, often replacing Osiris as the consort of Isis in temples outside Egypt. This work is written in a very poetic and tranquil language and keeps the reader's attention throughout the story. It is a must-read for anyone interested in Egyptian history or those who enjoy reading historical romances. The author, Georg Moritz Ebers (1837 – 1898), was a German Egyptologist and novelist. Ebers wrote the work with the vision of popularizing Egyptian legends through historical romances


About the Author

Georg Moritz Ebers (1837–1898), renowned for his contributions to Egyptology and historical fiction, was a German Egyptologist and novelist. Born in Berlin, Ebers pursued legal studies before his fascination with Egypt led him to switch fields. After completing his doctorate in Egyptian language at the University of Göttingen in 1865, Ebers embarked on a scholarly career that would make him one of the preeminent Egyptologists of his time. His literary fame, however, was primarily owing to his historical novels that brought ancient civilizations to life. One such notable work is 'Serapis — Complete,' a narrative that delves into the religious conflicts during the downfall of the Serapeum in Alexandria. Ebers' novels were distinct for their meticulous historical accuracy, a testament to his deep scholarly background. His works often included the dramatic tension of romance and adventure, infused with rich descriptions of the ancient world. Ebers also penned an invaluable Egyptian dictionary and a detailed map of ancient Egypt, resources that remained in use by scholars for decades. Ebers' blend of historical scholarship with narrative artistry afforded him a lasting place in the annals of historical fiction and Egyptology.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 277 Pages

Filesize: 579.6 KB

ISBN: 8596547037637

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