Books Reviews

Rhakotis Book Prize 2021

The judging panel of the Rhakotis Book Prize are pleased to announce this year’s winner:

Calling oUt to Isis

Solange Ashby’s important new study of the Nubian inscriptions in the Temple at Philae sets a new paradigm for the study of ancient Egyptian religion. Ashby adds to our understanding of the confusing end days of ‘paganism’, but for many readers what will be most exciting is the opening to an entire new region of the ancient world less well known than it deserves.

A fascinating and brilliant work.

Calling out to Isis by Solange Ashby,


All books published between January 2020 and December 2021 and whose topic is broadly the ‘Classics beyond the classics’ are eligible.