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date: 24 November 2020

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Throughout the Roman empire, the living emperor was the subject of worship and also, in part, the object of a cult that was often very similar, if not identical, to the cult of the gods. This also applies to the Roman province of Aegyptus. Here the worship of the living ruler as a god was already a 300-year-old Ptolemaic tradition. This article presents the institutional structures of the cult of the emperor in Roman Egypt.

Keywords: Roman Egypt, emperor, worship, cult, Aegyptus, living ruler

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