La Stele de Ptolemee VIII Evergete II a Heracleion: Underwater Archaeology in the Canopic Region in Egypt

La Stele de Ptolemee VIII Evergete II a Heracleion: Underwater Archaeology in the Canopic Region in Egypt

Hardback Underwater Archaeology in the Canopic Region in Egypt Language: French

By (author) Christophe Thiers


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  • Publisher: Oxford University School of Archaeology
  • Format: Hardback | 140 pages
  • Language: French
  • Dimensions: 206mm x 300mm x 18mm | 930g
  • Publication date: 30 December 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 190590505X
  • ISBN 13: 9781905905058
  • Illustrations note: 11 col figs and 8 col pls plus separate plan of the stele
  • Sales rank: 1,132,848

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This monograph presents a translation, commentary and interpretation of the bilingual monumental "Stele of Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II", which stood in the temple district of Heracleion-Thonis in the north-western Nile Delta of Egypt. The six metre high stele was erected sometime between either 141/140 and 131 or 124 and 116 BC and was discovered during the excavations of the European Institute of Underwater Archaeology. Unfortunately immersion in the sea has damaged the surface of the stele and little of the Greek text can be made out. Nevertheless much of the hieroglyphic portion of the document can be read and interpreted. It is laid out in traditional style complete with a royal protocol and eulogy and contains information about the local affairs of the priests of Heracleion.

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Table of contents

Remerciements Introduction (Franck Goddio) Caracteristiques techniques de la stele (par Luc Tamborero 1. Presentation de la stele 1.1. Etat de la pierre et etablissement du texte 1.2. Datation 1.3. Cintre 1.4. Texte hieroglyphique 2. Traduction 2.1. Cintre 2.2. Protocole royal 2.3. Eloge royal 2.4. Recit historique 3. Commentaire suivi 3.1. Eloge royal 3.2. Recit historique 4. Texte grec 5. Essai d'interpretation 5.1. Contenu du texte 5.2. La prebende du territoire de Tell el-Balamoun (?) 5.3. Un inventaire cadastral 5.4. L'asylie 5.5. Rencontre(s) d'Evergete II avec une delegation egyptienne 6. Conclusion 7. Texte hieroglyphique et traduction suivis 8. Indices de la stele 8.1. Particularites graphiques 8.2. Glossaire 8.3. Noms et epithetes royaux 8.4. Divinites et epithetes divines 8.5. Toponymes, ethniques et lieux de culte 9. Bibliographie 10. Planches I-VIII