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Subject: Re: Historical confusion on Isidore.
Author: Cass   (guest,
Date: July 14, 2010 at 5:13:33 AM
Reply to: Re: Historical confusion on Isidore. by marina
There's some discussion here on Greek names honoring Isis, at Oxford's Lexicon of Greek Personal Names site:

Isis worship became quite widespread among the Greeks and Romans both; you can visit a temple of Isis at Pompeii, for instance. It's also important to remember that as a result of Alexander the Great's conquests, and the subsequent Ptolemaic (Macedonian and Greek) dynasty in Egypt, there was a lot of cultural fusion going on. Egypt was full of Greek speakers, and Isidoros/Isidora are very well-represented names in documents from the Greco-Roman period.

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