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Headword: *peto/siris
Adler number: pi,1399
Translated headword: Petosiris
Vetting Status: high
of Egypt, philosopher. Just as the Greeks and the Egyptians [?] he arranged concerning the gods [...] selections from the sacred books: Astrological Matters, and On the Egyptians' Mysteries.
Greek Original:
*peto/siris, *ai)gu/ptios, filo/sofos, kaqa\ *(/ellhnes kai\ *ai)gu/ptioi ta\s peri\ qew=n dieta/cato e)piloga\s e)k tw=n i(erw=n bibli/wn, *)astrologou/mena, kai\ *peri\ tw=n par' *ai)gupti/ois musthri/wn.
Before C2 BCE. FGrH 663; E. Riess (ed.), 'Nechepsonis et Petosiridis fragmenta magica', Philologus suppl.6 (1891-1893) 332-387.
Bernhardy believed (and Jacoby agreed) that the text of the present testimonium is corrupt, with a lacuna after 'arranged' that should be filled with (e.g.) fh/mas 'tales' and then a new sentence beginning: [he wrote] 'Selections...'.
Keywords: biography; definition; geography; historiography; philosophy; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 February 2004@10:44:53.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (coded titles, set status) on 11 June 2004@02:36:26.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 11 June 2004@03:51:54.
David Whitehead on 28 September 2011@08:14:58.
David Whitehead on 30 September 2013@09:04:36.
Catharine Roth (supplemented translation) on 30 August 2021@18:22:46.


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