In 39 BC, at the end of a famine, the priests of Amun-Ra in Thebes issued a decree with which they declared the strategos Kallimachos a saviour and honoured him as a father, a bright star and a good daimon. They credited him with having fought their calamities by benefitting from some special epiphany of the god. The synod reshaped the treatment of royal evergetism with concepts from the Egyptian tradition (maat, the defeat of Seth). This new edition, with new hypotheses, of one of the most interesting inscriptions of the late Ptolemaic history is accompanied by a commentary that attempts to highlight its conceptual and lexical stratification.

Decreto onorario dei sacerdoti di Amon-Ra per lo stratego Callimaco dopo una carestia

Alessandro Rossini
2022

Abstract

In 39 BC, at the end of a famine, the priests of Amun-Ra in Thebes issued a decree with which they declared the strategos Kallimachos a saviour and honoured him as a father, a bright star and a good daimon. They credited him with having fought their calamities by benefitting from some special epiphany of the god. The synod reshaped the treatment of royal evergetism with concepts from the Egyptian tradition (maat, the defeat of Seth). This new edition, with new hypotheses, of one of the most interesting inscriptions of the late Ptolemaic history is accompanied by a commentary that attempts to highlight its conceptual and lexical stratification.
Karnak, Kallimachos, Amun-Ra, Honorary Decree, Hellenistic Egypt, Potlemaic Kingdom, Thebes, Famine, Priests, Strategos
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