Religious Influences on the Roman Empire

Panel with Painted Image of Isis, 100–200 CE, The J. Paul Getty Museum. -romano-egyptian-ad-100 -200/

How did other societies (the Greeks, Hellenistic states, Han China, Parthian Persia) influence and affect the Romans?

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This set focus on religious beliefs and practices to show how other cultures and civilizations (Greece, Persia, Egypt, other Near Eastern cultures) influenced Ancient Rome. With the examples of Diana, Cybele, Isis, and Mithras, students explore mystery cults and religious syncretism.