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Introduction

Roger S. Bagnall and Giovanni R. Ruffini

in Amheida I: Ostraka from Trimithis, Volume 1

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814745267
eISBN:
9780814771327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814745267.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This introductory chapter lays out the scope of the study; which includes the 455 ostraka (a number that includes jar inscriptions and one bone) found throughout the Trimithis site, two particular ... More


Hermopolis: The City of the Eight

Miroslav Verner

in Temple of the World: Sanctuaries, Cults, and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165634
eISBN:
9781617975431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165634.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

On the west bank of the Nile, about forty kilometres south of Minya, the metropolis of Middle Egypt, lies a site that is rarely visited by tourists but archaeologically very important?Ashmunayn. Its ... More


The Greek Magical Hymn to Hermes: Syncretism or Disguise? The Hellenization of Thoth in Graeco-Egyptian Magical Literature

Ljuba Merlina Bortolani

in Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198777342
eISBN:
9780191823060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777342.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

This paper investigates the so-called “magical hymn” to Hermes, a short hexametrical invocation preserved in the corpus of the Greek magical papyri (PGM) in three different papyri of different dates: ... More


The Peculiar Codex Jerusalem 22

in All the Names of the Lord: Lists, Mysticism, and Magic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226388700
eISBN:
9780226388724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388724.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores Horus Apollo's Book on the Hieroglyphics. The subject is the symbolic logic behind the Egyptian script. The passage itself introduces the peculiar cultural association between ... More


Book IV: Speech

Colleen Jaurretche

in Language as Prayer in Finnegans Wake

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066370
eISBN:
9780813058580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066370.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter contextualizes the lyrical and poignant ending of the Wake as both dramatic monologue and speech act. Expanding upon the tradition of the aubade set forth in Chapter 3 by considering ... More


Between Two Waters: The Book of Thoth and the Problem of Greco-Egyptian Interaction

Richard Jasnow

in Greco-Egyptian Interactions: Literature, Translation, and Culture, 500 BC–AD 300

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199656127
eISBN:
9780191816949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656127.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is concerned with the recently identified Demotic Egyptian Book of Thoth, a work of esoteric religious knowledge containing dialogues between a teacher, who may be Thoth, and a pupil. It ... More


Enoch’s Association or Equation with Other Figures

John C. Reeves and Annette Yoshiko Reed

in Enoch from Antiquity to the Middle Ages, Volume I: Sources From Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198718413
eISBN:
9780191787683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718413.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses upon collecting the numerous texts which posit an identification of the biblical character Enoch with other similarly endowed figures occurring in later Jewish, Christian, ... More


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