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Osiris as the king (1)

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11 Language, communication, libraries and education

01 Religious and ideological doctrines and imagery

01 Religious and ideological doctrines and imagery

2nd century CE
Roman Empire
Helleno-Roman philosophers and scholars

Osiris = Dionysus = Tammuz.

Plutarch, De Iside et Osiride 12:
One of the first acts related of Osiris in his reign was to deliver the Egyptians from their destitute and brutish manner of living. This he did by showing them the fruits of cultivation, by giving them laws, and by teaching them to honour the gods. Later he travelled over the whole earth civilizing it without the slightest need of arms, but most of the peoples he won over to his way by the charm of his persuasive discourse combined with song and all manner of music. Hence the Greeks came to identify him with Dionysus.

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Plutarch, De Iside et Osiride 12


Babbitt 1949-1969, VBabbitt, Frederick C. Plutarch's Moralia. 15 Vols. Loeb Classical Library. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, London: Heinemann 1949-1969.

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