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Diospolis
(197 words)

[German version]

[1] D. Magna

(μεγάλη Διόσπολις; megálē Dióspolis) in the Graeco-Roman era the name of the ancient wst in Upper Egypt, thus named because of the identification of  Zeus and  Amun, whose greatest temple was located there. In the name Djeme (Ḏmt/Ṯmt), a southern district of the city on the west bank of the Nile, the Greeks recognized their Thḗbai ( Thebes) [2. 465-473].

[German version]

[2] D. Parva

(μικρά or respectively ἄνω Δ; mikrá or anō D.…

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Grieshammer, Reinhard (Heidelberg), “Diospolis”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 22 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e320950>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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