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Manetho studied antediluvian texts (1)

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Keywords
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Manetho
Period
2nd century BCE
Hellenistic Empires
Channel
Hellenistic philosophers and scholars


Text
Manetho 208-209 (Waddell):
It remains now to make brief extracts concerning the dynasties of Egypt from the work of Manetho of Sebennytus. In the time of Ptolemy Philadelphus he was styled high-priest of the pagan temples of Egypt, and wrote from inscriptions in the S─ôriadic land (Egypt), traced, he says, in sacred language and holy characters by Thot, the first Hermes, and translated after the Flood … into hieroglyphic characters. After the work had been arranged in books by Agathodaemon, son of the second Hermes (Trismegistus) and father of Tat, in the temple-stories of Egypt, Manetho dedicated it to the above king Ptolemy II Philadelphus in his Book of Sothis.


Source (list of abbreviations)
Manetho 208-209 (Waddell)

Bibliography

Plessner 1954, 56Plessner, M. “Hermes Trismegistus and Arab Science.” Studia Islamica 2 (1954) 45-59.

Amar Annus


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