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Horapollo
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The Egyptian H., author of the Hieroglyphiká, possibly identical to H., the son of Asclepiades, came from a family of grammarians and philosophers from Phenebythis in Panopolites; was active in Alexandria around AD 500. H. is known, among other things, from the vita of the pupil of Proclus,  Isidorus [4], written by the Neoplatonist  Damascius, and from a Greek petition to an official of Phenebythis between 491 and 493 (pap. Cairo 67295).

The Greek text of the Hieroglyphiká is recorded in MSS of the 14th cent. and, according to its title, has been translat…

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Felber, Heinz (Leipzig), “Horapollo”, 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 28 November 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e517260>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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