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Headword: Μάνεθως
Adler number: mu,143
Translated headword: Manethos, Manetho
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Of Diospolis in Egypt or of the Sebennyte [nome].[1] [He wrote] Enquiries into Nature,[2] Apotelesmatica in verse,[3] and other astrological works.[4]
Greek Original:
Μάνεθως, Διοσπόλεως τῆς Αἰγύπτου ἢ Σεβεννύτης. Φυσιολογικά, Ἀποτελεσματικὰ δι' ἐπῶν: καὶ ἄλλα τινὰ ἀστρονομούμενα.
Notes:
[1] For the second of these locations, in the Delta, see Barrington Atlas map 74 grid E2. There are several Egyptian cities (and, again, an entire nome) called Diospolis.
[2] Also known as the ἐπιτομὴ τῶν φυσικῶν ; cf. Diogenes Laertius prooem. 10.
[3] The editio princeps of the Apotelesmatica was published by Jakob Gronov in 1698 (see Naiditch 104-6).
[4] I think it likely that ἀστρονομούμενα here does mean astrological rather than astronomical writings.
For further notes and bibliography, see under mu 142.
Reference:
Naiditch, P.G. "Augustan Manetho," Liverpool Classical Monthly 14.7 (July 1989)
Keywords: biography; chronology; geography; historiography; poetry; religion; science and technology
Translated by: Paul Naiditch on 21 September 1999@16:30:40.
Vetted by:
Shannon N. Byrne on 20 May 2000@18:52:54.
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 20 September 2002@10:17:33.
David Whitehead (corrected x-ref) on 5 May 2004@11:20:30.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; tweaking) on 1 May 2013@03:26:16.

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