Lecture 5 - Literary Sources Egyptian and Graeco-Roman...

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Literary Sources Egyptian and Graeco-Roman Documents Egyptian Documents Manetho Egyptian priest living between the 4 th and 3 rd century BCI author of a History of Egypt from 3100 to 343 BCE this work, written in Greek, survives in excerpts compiled by other writers. Everything we know about his work is quotes by other authors. Verified though. Starts his history with Gods. He gave us Dynasties. 1 st to use word dynasty. Dynasty= group of rulers from one area, Greek word that means political power. Kings Lists- inscriptions from temple walls were Gods, built temples to yourself or your father as a King. Most lists start with Menes listing the names of Egyptian rulers from the unification of Egypt (under Menes, 3100 BCE) to contemporary times. They were used for the ritual of the Royal ancestors (ancestor= any previous pharaoh). Not meant to be an exact list, just meant to honor previous pharaohs. One of the most famous= table from the temple of king Seti 1 at Abydos. Lists
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Lecture 5 - Literary Sources Egyptian and Graeco-Roman...

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