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A Stoic philosopher and Egyptian priest of the 1st century ce, Chaeremon was probably a grammar teacher in Alexandria before becoming the tutor of the later emperor Nero in 49 ce. Chaeremon is the author of a grammatical essay on hieroglyphs (Hieroglyphica), of an astrological treatise, and of a stoicizing work on Egyptian history (Aigyptiakḗ historía). The latter was less a historical account than a mythologizing description of the ancient Egyptian priesthood as the perfect embodiment of Stoic ideals.



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Käppel, Lutz, “Chaeremon”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 August 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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