History of Egypt and Other Works

History of Egypt and Other Works

Hardcover(7th printing/1st pub.1940)

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Manetho was an Egyptian of the 3rd century BCE. Born probably at Sebennytus in the Delta, he became a priest or high priest at Heliopolis. Apparently he and a Greek Timotheus did much to establish the cult of Serapis in Egypt. Eight works or parts of works were ascribed to him, all on history and religion and all apparently in Greek: Aegyptiaca, on the history of Egypt; The Sacred Book on Egyptian religion; An Epitome of Physical Doctrines; On Festivals; On Ancient Ritual and Religion; On the Making of Kyphi (an incense); The Criticisms of Herodotus; and the spurious Book of Sôthis. These survive only as quoted by other writers. This volume also contains the doubtful Kings of Thebes (in Egypt) and the Old Chronicle.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674993853
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 01/01/1940
Series: Loeb Classical Library , #350
Edition description: 7th printing/1st pub.1940
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 599,539
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.38(h) x (d)

About the Author

William Gillan Waddell (1884–1945) was Professor of Classics at Fuad el-Awal University, Cairo.

Table of Contents



List of Abbreviated Titles

Editor's Note

The History Of Egypt

The Sacred Book

An Epitome Of Physical Doctrines

On Festivals

On Ancient Ritual And Religion

On The Making Of Kyphi

[Criticisms Of Herodotus]

Appendix I. Pseudo-Manetho

Appendix II. Eratosthenes (?)

Appendix III. The Old Chronicle

Appendix IV. The Book of Sethis



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