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Headword: *)iaxh/n
Adler number: iota,73
Translated headword: Iakhen, Iachim
Vetting Status: high
This man was an Egyptian, a man dear to the gods and profitable in every respect. He lived in the reign of Senu the king of the Egyptians.[1] He countered amulets and spells, and was a skilled practitioner in labor-pains and diseases. He quenched an epidemic of plague and mitigated the first rising of the dog Sirius and the feverish onslaught of the star.[2] For this reason he was buried in expensive style. And whenever an epidemic disease prevailed, the sacred scribes visiting his tomb and performing the necessary rites would light fire from the altar, kindling bonfires from it in each city; suppressing and subduing that destructive disease of the foul-smelling air -- for this of course [is] the newest [method] -- they quenched the disease with the fire.
Greek Original:
*)iaxh/n: ou(=tos e)ge/neto *ai)gu/ptios, a)nh\r qeofilh\s kai\ e)s polla\ lusitelh/s. h)=n de\ e)pi\ *senu/ou basile/ws *ai)gupti/wn, peria/ptwn kai\ e)paoidw=n a)nti/palos kai\ e)n tai=s o)du/nais kai\ no/sois sofisth\s a)/kros: o(\s loimw=n e)pidhmi/an e)/sbese kai\ th\n a)mfi\ to\n ku/na to\n *sei/rion prwti/sthn e)pitolh\n kai\ o(rmh\n th\n e)/mpuron h(me/rwse tou= a)ste/ros. dio\ kai\ polutelw=s e)ta/fh. kai\ ei)/ pote dhmosi/a no/sos e)pepo/lasen, e)pi\ to\n shko\n tou=de foitw=ntes oi( i(erogrammatei=s kai\ ta\s deou/sas i(erourgi/as e)pitelou=ntes e)k tou= bwmou= pu=r e)nau/ontai, e)ca/ptontes pura\s kata\ po/leis kai\ tou= dusw/dous a)e/ros th\n fqoropoio\n e)kei/nhn no/son marai/nontes kai\ kratu/nantes, tou=to dh\ to\ kaino/taton, th\n no/son e)/sbesan tw=| puri/.
Aelian fr. 108b Domingo-Forasté (105 Hercher); cf. iota 176.
On using fire to stop a plague, see alpha 1026.
[1] sigma 233.
[2] Quoted at sigma 284.
Keywords: biography; children; chronology; economics; gender and sexuality; medicine; religion; science and technology; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 May 2006@01:05:24.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 23 May 2006@03:13:05.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 8 January 2013@06:58:48.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 29 May 2013@02:02:14.


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