The casting was uniformly strong; Miklos Sebestyen a sonorous and imposing presence as Moses, and Andrew Foster-Williams a warm-toned and surprisingly human Pharaoh - his parental affection for his son Osiride
(a fluidvoiced David Alegret) was touchingly believable.
The human element of the story is the well-used convention of lovers from across that divide (think Aida but with Biblical plagues), Osiride
, Prince of Egypt and Hebrew girl Elcia.
She goes on to also cite the following most quoted passage from Plutach's De hide et Osiride
("His and Osiris") to prove the point:
Easily the best of the leading; singers was tenor Randall Bills, who cut a fine (if starchy) figure as Osiride
and sang the difficult role with handsome tone and total security over its extensive range.
34) It is possible that in using this imagery Apuleius is taking a page from Plutarch who in his De Iside et Osiride
equates Seth with Typhon and the form of Typhon with the ass, all the while filtering his observations through a Platonizing, syncretizing lens.
However, I reject Plutarch's literal reading of the creation and his postulation of a precosmic irrational soul, which he inconsistently identifies with the evil cosmic soul of Laws X (compare De Iside et Osiride
He illustrated the profound similarity between the War Scroll and Plutarch's account of Zoroastrianism, found in De Iside et Osiride
The Akhmim coffins take this concept further, the whole body-case being fashioned either in traditional Egyptian Osiride
, or naturalistic Greek form, this latter used particularly for the coffins of females who are depicted wearing what Riggs refers to as the "knotted ensemble," which she interprets as "tying" the deceased to Hathor.
Gli Egizi lo chiamavano semplicemente iteru: il fiume e lo venerarono come un dio, con il nome di Hapi; a lui erano associate (tramite una serie di leggende) le divinita di Iside e Osiride
, che avevano insegnato agli uomini le tecniche della coltivazione.
Redwan, "L' arrivo del culto di Iside ed Osiride
a Roma," 645-52.
Qui il caso piu interessante e congetturale: a 11,30,4 dove il dio Osiride
prescrive a Lucio di non lasciarsi intimidire dalle maldicenze degli invidiosi, il codice Laurenziano offre un testo chiaramente corrotto: nec extimescerem malevolorum disseminationes quas studiorum meorum laboriosa doctrina ibi deserviebat.
The most common sources available to western scholars were Herodotus' Histories, incorporating a literary style of exaggerated comparison and contrast in describing the country and its people, and Pluturch's De Iside et Osiride
, the sole source from antiquity that gives a reasonably complete, however Greek-influenced, account of the Osiris myth.