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Headword: Πετόσιρις
Adler number: pi,1399
Translated headword: Petosiris
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
of Egypt, philosopher. Just as the Greeks and the Egyptians [?] he arranged selections from the sacred books: Astrological Matters, and On the Egyptians' Mysteries.
Greek Original:
Πετόσιρις, Αἰγύπτιος, φιλόσοφος, καθὰ Ἕλληνες καὶ Αἰγύπτιοι τὰς περὶ θεῶν διετάξατο ἐπιλογὰς ἐκ τῶν ἱερῶν βιβλίων, Ἀστρολογούμενα, καὶ Περὶ τῶν παρ' Αἰγυπτίοις μυστηρίων.
Notes:
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.) φήμας '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.

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