(Παχράτης/Pachrátēs). Magician and prophet from Heliopolis , proved his craft to emperor Hadrian with the help of a smoke sacrifice to Selene, in recognition of which he received double his fee (PGM 1, P 4,2446ff.). P. may have served as inspiration for the figure of the magician Pancrates in Lucian. Philopseudes 34-36  and is perhaps identical [2. 618f.] with the poet Pancrates .
1 K. Preisendanz, s.v. P., RE 18, 2071-2074
2 F. Stoessl, s.v. Pankrates (5), RE 18, 615-619.
▲ Haut de la page ▲
Citer cette page
Antoni, Silke (Kiel),
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 19 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e903240>
Première publication en ligne: 2006
Première édition imprimée: 9789004122598, 20110510