One of my fellow research students is working on Isis, this might interest her. It’s an interesting topic.

More on literary sources for Isis:

I’ve continued to collect ancient literary sources about Isis.  I have a set of working notes (in no particular order) here.  There seems to be a lot of wild talk around about Isis too.

Today my objective was to discover the attitude of Augustus to the cult.  I have read unreferenced claims that Augustus described the cult as “pornographic” — but have yet to find a source for this.  But I did eventually locate the source that showed that he pushed the cult outside the pomerium, not in Tacitus, as several books claim, but in Cassius Dio.

But there is still a lot to do.

(Via Roger Pearse)