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Prosopites
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(Προσωπῖτις, Προσωπίτης/Prosōpîtis, Prosōpítēs). Region in the south-western Nile delta, situated between the branch of Canopus and another watercourse (according to Hdt. 2,41 an island), probably the area of the 4th administrative district of Lower Egypt, according to Hdt. 2,165 the area where the Hermotybians settled. Apart from the capital city Nikiu there were several other cities here, among others Atarbechis where Aphrodite (= Hathor) was worshipped and where mass burials of cattle took place (Hdt. 2,41; Str. 17,1,20). The …

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Jansen-Winkeln, Karl (Berlin), “Prosopites”, 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 05 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1010960>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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