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Nectanebus
(474 words)

Name of two Egyptian kings of the 30th Dynasty.

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[1] N. I Egyptian king, founder of the 30th Dynasty

(380-363/2). Νεκτανέβις/-νίβις (Nektanébis/-níbis), Egyptian Nḫt-nb.f; founder of the 30th Dynasty, son of a general Tachos (Ḏd-ḥr) from Sebennytus. N. himself was a general under his predecessor Nepherites II, whom he overthrew shortly after his accession.

Egypt had hardly any allies at the time, nevertheless it was able to ward off a Pers…

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Jansen-Winkeln, Karl (Berlin), “Nectanebus”, 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 26 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e819410>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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