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Hacoris

(51 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] Son of Herieus, father of Euphron (Greek for Herieus) (OGIS 94; PKöln 4,186). Commanded troops under Comanus against Anchwennefer in 187 BC, probably as the strategos of Hermopolites or Cynopolites. Appellation of the town of Acoris [1]. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography W. Clarysse, Hakoris, in: AncSoc 22, 1991, 235ff.

Philotera

(125 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Φιλωτέρα; Philōtérā). Daughter of Ptolemy I and Berenice [1]; the year of her birth is unknown; d. after 276 BC and shortly before her sister Arsinoe [II 3] II. Not long afterwards she received a Greek cult (cf. Callim. fr. 228,40-58) and was probably worshipped with her sister in the Arsinoeion (for their Egyptian cult see Nesysti [2]). Two villages in Arsinoitis, a deme in Ptolemais and towns on the Red Sea, in Lycia and Israel are named after her. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography P. Fraser, Ptolemaic Alexandria, 1972, vol. 1, 668f.; Bd. 2, 373 n. 282; 377 n. 314  G. Webe…

Philadelphos

(369 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Φιλάδελφος/ Philádelphos, literally 'One who loves his/her brother/sister'). (Cult-) epithet of Hellenistic kings. It was borne first of all by Arsinoe [II 3] II. (Philadelphos is only documented from 165/4 BC with referenceto her brother and husband Ptolemy II.). The name is very frequently used in the dynasty of the Ptolemies (Cleopatra [II 9] Berenice III, Ptolemy XII and Cleopatra [II 10] Tryphaina; Cleopatra [II 12] VII and her brothers became theoì néoi philádelphoi during the lifetime of Ptolemy XII; cf. also Ptolemaeus Philadelphos). Philad…

Bilistiche

(70 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Βιλιστίχη; Bilistíchē). Daughter of Philo, from a Macedonian family that originated in Argos; won Olympic contests in 268 and 264 BC with young horses, in 251/50 kanephoros to  Arsinoe II 3 Philadelphus, (deified?) mistress of Ptolemy II. Mother of Ptolemy Andromachou (?). Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography A. Cameron, Two Mistresses of Ptolemy Philadelphus, in: GRBS 31, 1990, 287-311 HM 3, 589 O. Masson, Onomastica Graeca Selecta 2, 1990, 467ff.

Charmion

(30 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Χάρμιον; Chármion). Maid to  Cleopatra VII; ascribed decisive political influence by the propaganda of Octavian; she died with the queen. PP 6, 14736. Ameling, Walter (Jena)

Panas

(77 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (also Pen-Nout). Son of Psenobastis (PP I 344), father of Ptolemy (PP I 322); syngenḗs and stratēgós (see Court titles B. 2) of the Egyptian district of Tentyritis under Cleopatra [II 12] VII, priest of various indigenous gods, administrator of Augustus and thus one of the local elite who had managed to cross from Ptolemaic to Roman service. PP I/VIII 293. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography L. Mooren, The Aulic Titulature in Ptolemaic Egypt, 1975, 125f. (0137).

Mnasiades

(46 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Μνασιάδης/ Mnasiádēs). Son of Polycratus, from Argos, athlete, eponymous priest of Alexander in 218/7 BC, father of Polycrates (PP II 2172, VI 15065). PP IX 5200b. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography W. Clarysse, G. van der Veken, The Eponymous Priests of Ptolemaic Egypt, 1983, 15.

Cilles

(45 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Κίλλης; Kíllēs). Macedonian, phílos and stratēgós of Ptolemy I, C. was able to drive Demetrius [2] from Syria after the battle of Gaza in 311 BC but was captured by him and sent back to Ptolemy. PP II/VIII 2164. Ameling, Walter (Jena)

Callimander

(30 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Καλλίμανδρος; Kallímandros). Delegate of the Alexandrians who was to offer the Egyptian monarchy to a Seleucid prince in 56 BC. PP 6, 14768. Ameling, Walter (Jena)

Caphisophon

(40 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Καφισοφῶν; Kaphisophôn). Son of Philippus (PP 6, 16640), from Cos, doctor (?); theorós ( Theoria, Theoroi) of Ptolemy II or III sent to the sanctuary of Asclepius of Cos. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography S. Sherwin-White, Ancient Cos, 1978, 103.

Chelcias

(33 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Χελκίας; Chelkías). Son of Onias IV; brother of Ananias (died 103). From 105-103 BC commander of the army of  Cleopatra III. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography PP 2, 2183; 8, 342a.

Sitometria

(114 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (σιτομετρία; sitometría). The 'allotment' of grain to the citizens of Greek states through a sitométrēs (e.g. Hyp. F 271a Blass; Aristot. Pol. 1299a 23; documented as late as the Roman Imperial Period) and from a special store (cf. rations for mercenaries). S. could also mean a daily or monthly payment, in money, from the state or from a private source. Such payments were not necessarily regular or tied to the status of the recipient. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography H. Dirscherl, Die Sitonia von Oxyrhynchos: Menge, Kosten, Finanzierung, ökonomische Bede…

Semtheus

(51 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] Egyptian village scribe ( Komogrammateus ) and owner of a dōreá, an estate awarded by the king (PPetrie II 38 a; III 31; PLille I 47,2 f.; 9 f.; 48,2 f.; 8 f.), of about 27.5 sq km (10,000 árourai; Aroura) in 251/0 BC. PP I 837 f.; 841; IV 8387. Ameling, Walter (Jena)

Petobastis

(204 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] [1] see Nesysti [2] see Nesysti [2] Ameling, Walter (Jena) [German version] [2] Egyptian priest at end of 3rd/beginning of 2nd cent. BC Son of Nesysti [3], High Priest of Ptah in Memphis at the end of the 3rd/beginning of the 2nd cent. BC.; father of Psenptah [2], grand father of P. [3]. Ptah; Memphis Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography J. Quaegebeur, in: D. J. Crawford et al., Studies on Ptolemaic Memphis, 1980, 68 no. 21  D. Devauchelle, Review of E.A.E. Reymond, From the Records of a Priestly Family from Memphis, in: Chronique d'Égypte 58, 1983, 135-145, in part. 142f. …

Hagesarchus

(59 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] of Megalopolis, father of the Cypriot strategos Ptolemy (PP 6,14778), himself Ptolemaic stratēgòs epì Karías (στρατηγὸς ἐπὶ Καρίας) under Ptolemy III, was also responsible for Samos; attested in 225/4 BC as an eponymous officer of a military unit. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography K. Hallof, Ch. Mileta, Samos und Ptolemaios III., in: Chiron 27, 1997, 255-283, esp. 268ff.

Idios Logos

(381 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Ἴδιος λόγος; Ídios lógos). The idios logos (IL) was set up under  Ptolemaeus VI as a ‘special account’ (first documented 5.1.162 BC, [1]). Almost all revenues from the sale of state property, especially abandoned or confiscated estates (ἀδέσποτα, γῆ ἐν ὑπολόγῳ / adéspota, gê en hypológōi) were paid into this account; by the 1st cent. BC at the latest there was an office πρὸς τῷ ἰδίῳ λόγῳ ( pròs tôi idíōi lógōi) responsible for the administration of the land confiscated in favour of the IL and for reselling it (account management and administration h…

Crocus, [1]

(42 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Κρόκος). Stratēgós ( autokrátōr;  Lochos) of Cyprus during the Egyptian civil war 131-124/3 BC. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography R. Bagnall, The Administration of the Ptolemaic Possessions outside Egypt, 1976, 259 L. Mooren, The Aulic Titulature in Ptolemaic Egypt, 1975, 191f. no. 0354.

Ptolemies

(408 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (οἱ Πτολεμαϊκοὶ δυναστεῖς/ hoi Ptolemaïkoì dynasteîs, Str. 2,5,12). Hellenistic dynasty which established itself in Egypt after the death of Alexander [4] the Great and ruled there until Egypt was instituted as a Roman province by Augustus; the dynasty is named after its founder, Ptolemaeus [1] I as 'Ptolemies' or after his father Lagus [1] as 'Lagidae' (Λαγίδαι/ Lagídai). The ambitions of the first P. were not limited to Egypt, but extended to the whole of Alexander's empire (cf. Ptolemaeus [6] III; Hellenistic states) and large parts…

Anemher

(122 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] [1] see Nesysti  Nesysti. Ameling, Walter (Jena) [German version] [2] High priest of Ptah at Memphis (3rd cent. BC) 289-217 BC; under Ptolemy III high priest of Ptah at Memphis; son of the high priest Nesysti, brother of the high priest Petoubastis, father of the high priests Teos and Harmachis. In addition to other priestly duties, he was priest of the Theoi Euergetai and Philopatores, had numerous positions in the royal administration, especially related to financial control of other temples. PP 3/9, 5352; 5442. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography D. Devauchelle, i…

Lagus

(171 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
(Λάγος, Λαγός/ Lágos, Lagós; personal name not from lagṓs, ‘hare’, but probably from laoí, ‘people’). [German version] [1] Macedonian from Eordaia or Orestis, father of Ptolemy I Macedonian from Eordaea or Orestis. His status is unknown; no definite conclusion about high nobility can be drawn from his marriage to Arsinoe [II 1]. Father of Ptolemaios I and Menelaus. Ptolemy fostered the memory of L.: a hippodrome in Alexandria and a town in Arsinoe were called Lágeion. The legend of Philippus II fathering Ptolemy I is, therefore, probably of later origin. The Ptolemies …

Dryton

(71 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] Born before 192 BC, died 126/123, from Crete, citizen of Ptolemais, active at various locations as a soldier and hipparch (Archive with documents from 174-99). On 4.3.150 he wed Apollonia, in his second marriage, and thus set an example, promoting Graeco-Egyptian society as the blend of the two cultures. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography N. Lewis, Greeks in Ptolemaic Egypt, 1986, 88ff. R. Scholl, D.s Tod, in: CE 63, 1988, 141-144.

Theris

(46 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Θῆρις; Thêris). Stratēgós of the nomós [2] of Heracleopolites (PSI VIII 949; Yale Papyri I 57), then in 69/8 BC  syngenḗs (Court titles B. 2) and hypomnēmatográphos ('secretary'; OGIS 736), perhaps until 64/3 (BGU VIII 1767). PP I/VIII 9; 262. Ameling, Walter (Jena)

Ophellas

(399 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
(Οφέλλας/ Ophéllas). [German version] [1] Official in the Hellenistic period O. of Olynthus, presumably a subordinate of Cleomenes [7] in the administration of Egypt ( epimelētḗs in Athribis; see epimelētaí ). He is said to have blackmailed the nomárchai subordinate to him ([Aristot.] 1353a 5ff.). Agathocles [2] Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography Berve 2, Nr. 599. [German version] [2] Friend and official of Alexander [4] the Great Son of Silenus, Macedonian from Pella, phílos of Alexander [4] the Great and his (liturgical)…

Katalogeion

(85 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (καταλογεῖον; katalogeîon). Administrative office under the control of the archidikastḗs in Alexandria where, from the Augustan period onwards, civil documents were registered, processed and copied; the original was taken (from AD 127, POxy. 34) to the Hadrianḕ bibliothḗkē and the copy to the toû Nanaíou bibliothḗkē (comparable procedure under the Ptolemies?). In Roman times the katalogeion also handled the lists of ephebes. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography F. Burkhalter, Archives locales et archives centrales en Egypte, in: Chiron 20, 1990, 1…

Trapezites

(136 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (τραπεζίτης/ trapezítēs). Leader in Egypt of the state bank (Ptolemaic: basilikḕ trápeza, 'royal bank'; Roman period: dēmosía trápeza, 'public bank') in the mētropóleis (Metropolis) of the nomes ( Nomos [2]) but also in smaller towns. The trapezites changed money, collected taxes and other monies intended for the state exchequer and passed them on to the Basilikón (Royal Exchequer). His role is comparable with those of the sitólogos ('grain commissioner') and the kollybistḗs ('money changer'). Under the Ptolemies trapezitai usually leased their posts; from…

Psenobastis

(102 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] Father of Petimuthes, high official in Semabehdet (17th district of lower Egypt). P.' son was one of Cleopatra [II 6] III's generals at the capture of Ptolemais/Akko in 103/2 BC and may later have been deployed to Thebes. The list of the numerous political, military and religious functions [1] performed by Petimuthes and, equally, by P. is a model of the self-confidence, considerably augmented in the 2nd cent. BC, of Egyptian officials in the service of the Ptolemies. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography 1 J. Quaegebeur, Inscriptions in: E. van't Dack et al. (ed.), T…

Psenptah

(280 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] [1] See Nesysti [3] See Nesysti [3] Ameling, Walter (Jena) [German version] [2] High priest of Ptah in Memphis, died in 103 BC Son of Petobastis [2], father of Petobastis [3], high priest of Ptah in Memphis. In c. 122 BC, P. married a Berenice, who was possibly related to the ruling dynasty of the Ptolemies. He died in 103. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography W. Huß, Die Herkunft der Kleopatra Philopator, in: Aegyptus 70, 1990, 191-203, esp. 199 f.  E. A. E. Reymond, From the Records of a Priestly Family from Memphis, 1981, 116 f. No. 16  J. Quaegebeur, The Genealogy of the Me…

Galestes

(100 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Γαλέστης; Galéstēs). Son of the Athamanian king  Amynander, fled to Pydna to Ptolemy VI, whose phílos (φίλος) he became. In 150 BC G. led an expeditionary corps against Demetrius [7] I, and in 145 against Alexander [13] Balas. In 144 Ptolemy VIII took his dōreaí (δωρεαί, ‘benefices’; i.a. in Herakleopolites) away from him; G. fled to Hellas and gathered exiles; he died in an attempt to return to Alexandria and enthrone an alleged son of Ptolemy VI. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography W. Schäfer, PKöln V 223/4 L. Criscuolo, L'archivo di Philô (PKöln V 222-225), in…

Perigenes

(132 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
(Περιγένης/ Perigénēs). [German version] [1] Politician of the Hellenistic period Son of Leontiscus, from Alexandria, próxenos ( proxenía ) of Siphnus (IG XII Suppl. p. 111) c. 278/270 BC, presumably father of P. [2]. A P. from Samos is honoured in 264 as próxenos of Olus, but this identification is rather improbable [1. 196 note 2]. PP VI 14941. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography 1 Robert, OMS 1. R.S. Bagnall, The Administration of the Ptolemaic Possessions outside Egypt, 1976, 146. [German version] [2] Ptolemaic fleet commander Son of P. [1], possibly father of Iamnea (PP …

Harwennefer

(77 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (= Haronnophris, Greek Hourgonaphor). Leader of an indigenous uprising who was crowned as Pharaoh in Thebes in October/November 205 BC; his rulership also included Abydus and Pathyris; a Ptolemaic offensive displaced him from Abydus (and Ptolemais) only in 201-200. In the summer of 199,  Anchwennefer is recorded as his successor. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography P. W. Pestman, Haronnophris and Chaonnophris, in: S. P. Vleeming (ed.), Hundred-Gated Thebes, 1995, 101-134 B. C. McGing, in: APF 43, 1997, 285ff.

Theoxene

(101 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Θεοξένη; Theoxénē) from the Ptolemaic royal house married c. 295 BC Agathocles [2], who sent her and her two sons ( parvuli, Just. Epit. 23,2,6-8) with her dowry back to Egypt shortly before his death in 289. The political purpose of the marriage is unclear. Because of her dowry ( regale instrumentum) T. is considered to be the daughter of Ptolemaeus [1] I and Eurydice [4], but she may have been the daughter of Berenice [1] and the sister of Magas [2] and hence his step-daughter. PP VI 14511. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography W. Huß, Ägypten in hellenistischer Zeit, 20…

Pamenches

(62 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] Son of Pachom; c. 50/30 B.C. syngenḗs and stratēgós (Court titles B. 2.) in various Egyptian nomes. Along with his government offices P. held a series of indigenous priestly offices, which already appear in the titles of his father. PP III 5688; VIII 292 b. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography L. Mooren, The Aulic Titulature in Ptolemaic Egypt, 1975, 121f. Nr. 0128.

Komarches

(282 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (κωμάρχης; kōmárchēs). Expressive designation for an official of the Ptolemaic and Roman period in Egypt, who was responsible for all the concerns of village administration ( kṓmē ), was subordinate to the toparches and nomarches (the komarches was also active in metropoleis, being responsible for city districts). In the Ptolemaic period, the office of the dioikētḗs appointed him, and it was a (much) aspired post. The komarches came from the village for which he was responsible. The differentiation from the komogrammateús is difficult; he w…

Thenephmus

(32 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Θένεφμος; Thénephmos). Egyptian, recorded as early as 247/6 BC as owner of a dōreá ('estate awarded by the king') of 10,000 árourai. PP IV 10083. Ameling, Walter (Jena)

Cleaenete

(34 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Κλεαινέτη; Kleinainétē). The daughter of  Numenius, sister of Agathoclea [3]. in 166/5 BC priestess of Arsinoë [II 4] Philopator. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography Chr. Habicht, Athen in hell. Zeit, 1994, 109.

Paos

(145 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Πάως; Páōs). Egyptian who made a career in Ptolemy VIII's service. P.'s career epitomizes the attempt to mobilize the Egyptian people in the dispute with Cleopatra [II 5] II. In 137/6 BC P. was the tôn prṓtōn phílōn, in 133/2 the (civil) stratēgós of several administrative districts in the Thebais; presumably in 132/1, in the course of the wars, he became syngenḕs kaì stratēgòs tês Thēbaḯdos, and finally in the summer of 129, as the successor of Boethus [1], he was syngenḕs kaì epistratēgòs kaì stratēgòs tês Thebaḯdos but he was replaced by Lochus [2] in 127/6 at …

Amenothes

(28 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] Son of Horus, c. 170-116 BC, παρασχίστης ( paraschístēs) and ‘capo ritualista’ in the necropolis of Djem. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography P. W. Pestman, L'archivio di Amenothes, 1981.

Lysandra

(151 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Λυσάνδρα; Lysándra). Daughter of Ptolemaeus I and Eurydice [4], sister of Ptolemy Keraunos. She probably only married Alexander, the son of Cassander, after 297/6 BC (FGrH 260 F 3,5). After his death in 294/3 she married Agathocles [5], the son of Lysimachus [2] (Plut. Demetrius 31,5; Paus. 1,9,6 probably erroneously assume the date 299, which made a split into two persons necessary, PP VI 14529 and 14530; the formulation by Plutarch, however, speaks against this possibility). Thu…

Mardion

(34 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Μαρδίων; Mardíōn). Slave or statesman of Cleopatra VII. The propaganda of Octavian declared him, a eunuch, to be responsible for leading the Egyptian state (PP VI 14615). Ameling, Walter (Jena)

Agreophon

(30 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] From Caunus, father of Zeno, visits Egypt in 253 BC. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography H. Hauben, Les vacances d'Agréophon (253 av. J. C.), in: CE 60, 1985, 102-108.

Komomisthotes

(54 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (κωμομισθώτης; kōmomisthṓtēs). Ptolemaic official, first attested in 259/258 BC in Palestine (PLond. VII 1948), who was responsible for leasing of state land to farmers within a village administrative district (cf. also PTebt. 183). Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography D. Crawford, Kerkeosiris, 1971, 103 A. 4 Rostovtzeff, Hellenistic World 1, 344f.; 3, 1401f.

Sarapion

(118 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
(Σαραπίων/ Sarapíōn). [German version] [1] Priest of Horus, 2nd cent. BC Priest of Horus and in c. 160 BC the first Egyptian to hold the office of the eponymous priest of Alexander. Possibly identical with PP I/VIII 914. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography W. Huß, Der makedonische König und die ägyptischen Priester, 1994, 45 f. [German version] [2] Dioiketes, 2nd cent. BC Dioikētḗs, in office after 145 and 142 BC, of the same rank as the 'friends of the first class' (PKöln V 223; PTebt III I732,1; Court titles B. 2.). Perhaps identical with a minor administrator documented 163-155 BC ( hypod…

Herm( )

(82 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] Perhaps a dioiketes in Alexandria, at any rate a high ranking official; on 5 March 112 BC, he sent a letter to his subordinate Asclepiades, ho epì tôn prosódōn (ὁ ἐπὶ τῶν προσόδων) in Fayoum, regarding the preparations for the reception of the Roman senator L. Memmius (cf. [1], who also rejects the extension of the name to Herm(ias)). Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography 1 Mitteis/Wilcken I 3. E. Olshausen, Rom und Ägypten von 116 bis 51 v.Chr., Diss. 1963, 6f.

Philopator

(139 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Φιλοπάτωρ/ Philopátōr, literally 'father lover'). Cultic epithet of Hellenistic rulers, first borne by Ptolemaeus IV, then by his wife Arsinoe [II 4] III  ( theoì philopátores). The epithet P. was also used outside the Ptolemaic dynasty (e.g. Mithridates [4] IV, Ariarathes V, Demetrius [9] III, Antiochus [13] XII). It describes somebody his father designated as his successor during his lifetime. Co-regency could, but did not have to, be connected with the title. The Egyptian background, which the title …

Nomarches

(274 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (νομάρχης/ nomárchēs). Office in the Egyptian administration. It already existed before the Ptolemies. Even if the word nomarches is derived from the Greek némein (‘administer’) rather than from nomos [2], his office was connected with a specific administrative district, in which he was responsible for the distribution and all other issues concerning the royal finance and tax administration. When Alexander [4] the Great (Arr. Anab. 3,5,2; 3,5,4), appointed two Persians (?, [1. 82]), Petiesis and Doloaspis, as nomárchai for all Egypt, and left the nomárchai of th…

Didyme

(41 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Διδύμη; Didýmē). Egyptian (Ethiopian) mistress of Ptolemy II; see in Anth. Pal. 5,210? Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography A. Cameron, Two Mistresses of Ptolemy Philadelphus, in: GRBS 31, 1990, 287 F. M. Snowden Jr., Asclepiades' D., in: GRBS 32, 1991, 239-259.

Aetus

(108 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
(Ἀετός; Aetós). [German version] [1] Priest of Alexander 253/2 BC From Aspendus, son of Apollonius, father of  Thraseas. Ptolemaic general of Cilicia and founder of Arsinoe [III 3] (between 279 and 253 BC), priest of Alexander 253/2, as eponymous officer documented 245/4 and 242/1. PP 2, 1828; 3/9 4988; [1]. Ameling, Walter (Jena) [German version] [2] Priest of Alexander 197/6 BC Grandson of A. [1], priest of Alexander 197/6 BC honoured in Cos: Bull. 1994, 451. PP 3/9 4988a; [1. 344]. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography C. Habicht, A Hellenistic inscription from Arsinoe in Cil…

Psenamun

(90 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] [1] High Priest of Ptah in Memphis, 1st cent. BC Father of P. [2], c. 80-35 BC. Before 50/49 he was the High Priest of Ptah in Memphis, afterwards he held further priestly offices. PP III/IX 5375. Ameling, Walter (Jena) [German version] [2] Last High Priest of Ptah in 28/7 BC Son of P. [1], born c. 42 BC, last High Priest of Ptah and other gods, received most of his titles in  28/7. P. died after 23 BC. PP III/IX 5375 a. Ameling, Walter (Jena)

Eunostus

(46 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Εὔνοστος; Eúnostos). Son of Pasicrates (?), at the end of the 4th and the beginning of the 3rd cent. BC he was the city king of Soli on Cyprus; under unknown circumstances he married Eirene [2] after 307. PP 6,14508. Ameling, Walter (Jena)

Nesysti

(222 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] [1] N. I High priest of Ptah, at the turn of the 4th to the 3rd cent. BC Also called Anemher I. Father of N. [2] II, high priest of Ptah (Phthas) in Memphis at the turn of the 4th to the 3rd cent. BC. PP III/IX 5365. Ameling, Walter (Jena) [German version] [2] N. II High priest of Ptah, 1st half of the 3rd cent. BC Also called Petobastis I, high priest of Ptah in Memphis in the 1st half of the 3rd cent. BC, in addition prophet  of Arsinoë [II 3] II and prophet of Philotera; son of N. [1] I, father of Anemher [2] II, ancestor of Petobastis III. PP III/IX 5361; 5362; 5364 (cf. [1]). Ame…

Alabarches

(73 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] Dissimilated form of Arabarches in the Josephus-MSS AP 11, 383 and the texts cited below (different from [1]). The identification with an independent office of the Jewish community is impossible (see TAM 2,1, 256; Cod. lust. 4,61,9); BCH 16, 1892, 119 no. 44. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography 1 Abd-El-Ghany, The Arabs in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt through papyri and inscriptions, in: L. Criscuolo, G. Geraci (ed.), Egitto e storia antica, 1989, 233-242, 236 f.

Potheinus

(321 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Ποθεῖνος/ Potheînos). Eunuch, nutricius ('tutor') of Ptolemaeus [20] XIII (Caes. B Civ. 3,108), probably appointed guardian by the will of Ptolemy [18] XII. His precise position at the court of Alexandria is unclear. If P. is indeed an amicus regis (Caes. B Civ. 3,104,1), this was probably not the same as one of the court titles phílos; Cassius Dio (42,36,1) describes him as tḕn dioíkēsin tôn toû Ptolemaíou chrēmátōn prostetagménos ('administrator of the goods of Ptolemy') - this may refer to the office of dioikētḗs , which, however, P. can har…

Anchwennefer

(143 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] Greek Chaonnophris, name with mythological reference. Successor of Harwennefer as anti-king in southern Egypt (201/0 - 27.8.186 BC). After the death of Harwennefer, Ptolemy V ruled again for a short while in the Thebais and in Elephantine, but was pushed back again by A.; from 190 battles with varying success, until A. was finally defeated by Komannos. Because of the conquest, the second Philae decree and the Philanthropa decree C. Ord. Ptol. 34 were passed. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography W. Clarysse, Hurgonaphor et Chaonnophris, les derniers pharaons i…

Tryphe

(133 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (τρυφή; tryph ). A specifically Ptolemaic ruler ideal (cf. the epithet Trýphōn, Trýphaina), arising out of the cult of the victorious Dionysus and his celebrations. Thryphe meant rule providing splendour and brilliance, wealth and fortune. Since it also included the fertility of the land, it could be linked to perceptions of the activities of the pharaoh. On the other hand, as a Greek term for luxus with negative connotations, thryphe was connected, e.g. under the influence of Stoicism, with (particularly 'oriental') softness and effeminacy (Latin luxuria, effemi…

Moncores

(96 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] Son of Harpaesis, syngenḗs (court title). (District) strategos of Pathyritis, Ombitis etc. at least between 69/8-62 BC [3]. As such, subordinate to Callimachus [9]. Two of his sons and two of his grandsons were also strategoi. This Egyptian family was responsible for the office of strategos in Hermonthis for three generations. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography 1 H.J. Thissen, Zur Familie des Strategen Monkores, in: ZPE 27, 1977, 181-191 2 L.M. Ricketts, The Epistrategos Kallimachos and a Koptite Inscription: SB V 8036 Reconsidered, in: AncSoc 13…

Hor

(162 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] An Egyptian from the district of  Sebennytus, a village scribe and perhaps also scribe for the district, he began a five-year journey in 173 BC, which he had been instructed to make by an oracle.   Pastophóros of Isis and from 167/6 priest (κάτοχος/ kátochos?) at the ibis Sanctuary of Saqqara/Memphis, where he had an administrative position in the temple. His oracular prophesies delivered via dreams, were listened to even in the palace. Among other destinations he travelled from Alexandria to Sarapeum in 168, where he deli…

Sibling Marriage

(189 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] There had been sibling marriage among the pharaohs in Egypt since ancient times, albeit not between full siblings; it was an imitation of marriage between gods. Outside the royal house marriage between half-siblings was unusual. Marriage between full siblings was later practiced by a number of Ptolemies (Ptolemaeus II, IV, VI, VIII, IX, XII, XIII?, XIV). Zeus and Hera, Isis and Osiris were invoked as parallels for their subjects, thus seeking sacred reinforcement so as to reduce f…

Phommus

(83 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Φομμοῦς; Phommoûs) was, as syngenḗs ('king's relative') and epistratēgós (Court titles B 2) of the Thebaid, a predecessor of Plato [3] from c. August/September 115 until at least February 110 BC. In OGIS 168,26f., the king calls him his adelphós ('brother'). P. was an Egyptian, probably from the Delta; his career can perhaps be used as proof that Cleopatra [II 6] III sought indigenous support. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography E. van't Dack et al., The Judaean-Syrian-Egyptian Conflict of 103-1 BC, 1989, 73; 108.

Motes

(49 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Μότης; Mόtēs). Ptolemaic strategos of Caria 248/7 BC who, together with the oikonómos Diodotus, intervened in the administration of the town of Kalynda (PCZ 59341). Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography R. Bagnall, The Administration of the Ptolemaic Possessions Outside Egypt, 1976, 99f., 216, 245  PP VI 15058.

Heptanomia

(97 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] Administrative unit set up by Augustus before AD 11/12 in Egypt, comprising the area between the Delta and Thebes. Its seven districts were Memphites, Heracleopolites, Aphroditopolites, Oxyrhynchites, Cynopolites, Hermopolites, and perhaps Letopolites. From the beginning the Arsinoites and often also the small Oasis were included. Its expansion to 11 districts under Marcus Aurelius and Commodus is attested, but its composition cannot currently be clearly determined. The Heptanomia was subordinate to an epistrategos with the rank of procurator Augusti. Ameli…

Meridarches

(236 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
(μεριδάρχης, Meridárchēs). [German version] [1] Ptolemaic administrative official from at least 260 BC Ptolemaic administrative official. The Egyptian district ( nomós ) of Arsinoites was divided up into three merídes (‘parts’), which in turn consisted of tópoi. This subdivision is attested from 260/259 BC at the latest[1. 5]. A meridarches was in charge of a merís and hence of its toparchs; the title is attested from the end of the 2nd century BC (PTebtunis I 66), but the names of the merídes (Ἡρακλείδου, Θεμίστου, Πολέμωνος) may go back to the first meridarchai. The last meridarchai ar…

Komogrammateus

(452 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (κωμογραμματεύς; kōmogrammateús). Administrative official in Ptolemaic Egypt, although the position itself is doubtlessly older. Egypt was divided up into nomoí, tópoi and kômai, and corresponding to this sequence is, in order, basilikós grammateús, topogrammateús and komogrammateús (It is, however, not certain whether the topogrammateús was the superior of the komogrammateus; sometimes both posts were filled by the same person). The komogrammateus was responsible for an area, which usually encompassed one village, but sometimes also several villages ( kôm…

Peteharsemtheus

(102 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] Egyptian, born in c. 139 BC, owner of a family archive stretching back over five generations. The family is an example of the occasional integration of Greeks into Egyptian families. Several brothers of P. served in the army, as did members of earlier generations; P. himself appears to have managed the family's affairs; documents concerning him come from the years 114-88 BC. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography P.W. Pestman, in: Papyrologica Lugduno-Batava 14, 1965, 47ff.  N. Lewis, Greeks in Ptolemaic Egypt, 1986, 139ff.  J. Bingen, Vente de terre par Pétéharsem…

Achillas

(75 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Ἀχιλλᾶς; Achillâs). Egyptian, praef. regius, but probably not Ptolemaeus XIII's guardian. He carried out the murder of Pompey and was made high commander of the army by Potheinus in the fight against Caesar (48/7 BC).  Arsinoe [II 6] IV retains him first in this office, but then has him killed at the order of  Ganymedes. PP 6, 14594. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography L. Mooren, The aulic titulature in Ptolemaic Egypt, 1975, 73 f. no. 029.

Pasicrates

(234 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
(Πασικράτης/ Pasikrátēs). [German version] [1] King of Curium on Cyprus Son of Aristocrates, king of the city of Curium on Cyprus who is mentioned, together with other Cyprian kings (SEG 36, 331), on a Nemaean list of thearodochs (Theoria). The text confirms C. H. Dörner's emendation of Arr. Anab. 2,22,2: P. took part with a fleet in the siege of Tyre on the side of Alexander [4] the Great. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography Berve 2, Nr. 609. [German version] [2] King of Soli on Cyprus (P. according to literary sources; Στασικράτης/ Stasikrátēs: SEG 36, 331 A10). King of Soli on Cypr…

Magas

(587 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
(Μάγας; Mágas). [German version] [1] Father of Berenice Father of Berenice [1]. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography Geyer, s.v. M., RE 14, 292f. [German version] [2] Administrator of Cyrenaea, 3rd cent. BC M. was born no later than 320 BC as the son of Philippus and Berenice [1], perhaps the brother of Theoxene (PP VI 14511), who married Agathocles [2] after 300 (there was no adoption by Ptolemy I: SEG 18, 743; on a house belonging to him in Alexandria cf. [1. 287]). M. reconquered the seceded Cyrene for Ptolemaeus I shortly …

Magas

(523 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
(Μάγας). [English version] [1] Vater der Berenike [1] Vater der Berenike [1]. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography Geyer, s.v. M., RE 14, 292f. [English version] [2] Verwalter der Kyrenaia, 3. Jh. v.Chr. M. wurde spätestens 320 v.Chr. als Sohn eines Philippos und der Berenike [1] geboren, vielleicht Bruder der Theoxene (PP VI 14511), die Agathokles [2] nach 300 heiratete (eine Adoption durch Ptolemaios I. gab es nicht: SEG 18, 743; zu einem ihm gehörenden Haus in Alexandreia vgl. [1. 287]). M. eroberte für Ptolemaios I. kurz n…

Pasikrates

(216 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
(Πασικράτης). [English version] [1] König von Kurion auf Kypros Sohn des Aristokrates, Stadtkönig von Kurion auf Kypros, der auf einer nemeischen Thearodokenliste ( theōría, theōroí ) zusammen mit anderen kyprischen Königen genannt wird (SEG 36, 331). Der Text bestätigt C.H. Dörners Emendation von Arr. an. 2,22,2: P. nahm mit einer Flotte auf der Seite Alexandros' [4] d.Gr. an der Belagerung von Tyros teil. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography Berve 2, Nr. 609. [English version] [2] König von Soloi auf Kypros (P. laut lit. Quellen; Στασικράτης/ Stasikrátēs: SEG 36, 331 A10). Kön…

Hakoris

(49 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] Sohn des Herieus, Vater des Euphron (griech. Übersetzung von Herieus) (OGIS 94; PKöln 4,186). Befehligte 187 v.Chr. unter Komanos Truppen gegen Anchwennefer, wohl als Stratege des Hermopolites oder Kynopolites. Eponym des Ortes Akoris [1]. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography W. Clarysse, Hakoris, in: AncSoc 22, 1991, 235ff.

Didyme

(39 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (Διδύμη). Ägypt. (äthiopische) Geliebte Ptolemaios' II.; für sie Anth. Pal. 5,210? Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography A. Cameron, Two Mistresses of Ptolemy Philadelphus, in: GRBS 31, 1990, 287  F.M.(Jr.) Snowden, Asclepiades' D., in: GRBS 32, 1991, 239-259.

Dryton

(72 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] Geb. vor 192 v.Chr., gest. 126/123, aus Kreta, Bürger von Ptolemais, als Soldat und Hipparch an verschiedenen Orten tätig (Archiv mit Dokumenten von 174-99). Heiratete am 4.3.150 in zweiter Ehe Apollonia und ist damit ein Beispiel für die Verbreitung des graeco-ägypt. Milieus als der Vermischung der beiden Kulturen. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography N. Lewis, Greeks in Ptolemaic Egypt, 1986, 88ff.  R. Scholl, D.s Tod, in: CE 63, 1988, 141-144.

Kaphisodoros

(62 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (Καφισόδωρος). Sohn des Kaphisodoros; Vater des Metrophanes (PP 6, 14679) und Ptolemaios (PP 6, 14688); zwischen 163 und 145 v.Chr. archisōmatophýlax (Hoftitel B.2.); stratēgós des äg. Gaues Xoite und Priester des políteuma der Boioter; 156/55 eponymer Alexanderpriester. PP 1/8, 269; 3/9, 5167. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography W.Clarysse, G. v. d. Veken, The Eponymous Priests of Ptolemaic Egypt, 1983, 28.

Panas

(73 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (auch Pen-Nout). Sohn des Psenobastis (PP I 344), Vater des Ptolemaios (PP I 322); syngenḗs und stratēgós (s. Hoftitel B. 2.) des äg. Gaus Tentyritis unter Kleopatra [II 12] VII., Priester verschiedener einheimischer Götter, “Verwalter” des Augustus und damit einer der einheimischen Größen, die den Übergang von ptolem. zu röm. Diensten geschafft hatten. PP I/VIII 293. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography L. Mooren, The Aulic Titulature in Ptolemaic Egypt, 1975, 125f. Nr. 0137.

Eiras

(46 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (Εἰράς). Manchmal auch Náeira genannt; Zofe Kleopatras VII., der von der Propaganda Octavians bestimmender polit. Einfluß zugeschrieben wurde; E. starb zusammen mit der Königin. PP 6,14720. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography H. Heinen, Onomastisches zu E., Kammerzofe Kleopatras VII, in: ZPE 79, 1989, 243-247.

Perigenes

(125 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
(Περιγένης). [English version] [1] Politiker hell. Zeit Sohn des Leontiskos, aus Alexandreia, próxenos ( proxenía ) von Siphnos (IG XII Suppl. p. 111) ca. 278/270 v.Chr., verm. Vater des P. [2]. Ein P. aus Samos wird 264 als próxenos von Olus geehrt, doch ist die Identifikation eher unwahrscheinlich [1. 196 Anm. 2]. PP VI 14941. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography 1 Robert, OMS 1. R.S. Bagnall, The Administration of the Ptolemaic Possessions outside Egypt, 1976, 146. [English version] [2] Ptol. Flottenkommandant Sohn des P. [1], vielleicht Vater der Iamnea (PP III/IX 515…

Hor

(133 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] Ägypter aus dem Gau Sebennytos, Dorfschreiber und vielleicht auch Schreiber des Gaues, begann 173 v.Chr. eine fünfjährige Reise, die ihm durch Orakel aufgetragen war. Pastophóros der Isis und ab 167/6 Priester (κάτοχος/ kátochos?) am Ibis-Heiligtum von Saqqara/Memphis, wo er eine Stelle in der Tempelverwaltung hatte. Er gab Traumorakel, die bis an den Hof gelangten. U.a. reiste er 168 zum Sarapeion von Alexandreia, wo er ein gegen Antiochos IV. gerichtetes, die Sicherheit Alexandreias und der Dynastie betreffe…

Kleainete

(31 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (Κλεαινέτη). Tochter des Numenios, Schwester der Agathokleia [3], 166/5 v.Chr. Priesterin der Arsinoë [II 4] Philopator. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography Chr. Habicht, Athen in hell. Zeit, 1994, 109.

Potheinos

(287 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (Ποθεῖνος). Eunuch, nutricius (Erzieher) Ptolemaios' [20] XIII. (Caes. civ. 3,108), wohl von Ptolemaios [18] XII. testamentarisch als Vormund eingesetzt. Seine genaue Stellung am Hof in Alexandreia ist unklar; wenn P. amicus regis (Caes. civ. 3,104,1) heißt, so ist das wohl nicht mit dem Hoftitel phílos gleichzusetzen; Cassius Dio (42,36,1) bezeichnet ihn als tēn dioíkēsin tōn tu Ptolemaíu chrēmátōn prostetagménos (“Verwalter der Güter des Ptolemaios”) - vielleicht ist damit das Amt eines dioikētḗs gemeint, das P. allerdings kaum …

Ptolemaier

(387 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (οἱ Πτολεμαϊκοὶ δυναστεῖς/ hoi Ptolemaïkoí dynasteís, Strab. 2,5,12). Hell. Dyn., die sich nach dem Tod des Alexandros [4] d.Gr. in Ägypten etablierte und dort bis zur Errichtung der röm. Prov. durch Augustus herrschte; nach ihrem Gründer, Ptolemaios [1] I., als “P.” oder nach dessen Vater Lagos [1] als “Lagiden” (Λαγίδαι) bezeichnet. Die Ambitionen gerade der ersten P. waren nicht auf Äg. beschränkt, sondern galten dem ganzen Alexanderreich (vgl. Ptolemaios [6] III.; Hellenistische Staatenwelt) und weiten Teilen der Ägäis (Aige…

Eukles

(49 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (Εὐκλῆς). Sohn eines Dionysios, Nachfolger Zenons als Vorsteher der δωρέα ( dōréa) des Apollonios bei Philadelphia von 248 v.Chr. bis zu ihrer Auflösung 243. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography C. Orrieux, Les archives d'Euclès et la fin de la dôréa du dioecète Apollonios, in: CE 55, 1980, 229-239.

Mnasiades

(43 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (Μνασιάδης). Sohn des Polykrates, aus Argos, Athlet, eponymer Alexanderpriester 218/7 v.Chr., Vater des Polykrates (PP II 2172, VI 15065). PP IX 5200b. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography W. Clarysse, G. van der Veken, The Eponymous Priests of Ptolemaic Egypt, 1983, 15.

Anchwennefer

(144 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] Griech. Chaonnophris, Name mit myth. Bezug. Nachfolger des Harwennefer als Gegenkönig in Südägypten (201/0 - 27.8.186 v. Chr.). Nach dem Tod Harwennefers hatte Ptolemaios V. kurze Zeit wieder die Hoheit in der Thebais und in Elephantine, wurde aber von A. wieder zurückgedrängt; ab 190 Kämpfe mit wechselndem Erfolg, bis A. von Komannos endgültig besiegt wurde. Aus Anlaß des Sieges wurde das 2. Philae-Dekret und der Philanthropa-Erlaß C. Ord. Ptol. 34 verabschiedet. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography W. Clarysse, Hurgonaphor et Chaonnophris, les derniers …

Aristolaos

(32 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (Αριστόλαος). Sohn des Ameinias, weiht eine Statue Ptolemaios' II. in Olympia. Stratege Kariens zw. 270 und 259 v. Chr., Inhaber einer Dorea (PP 6, 15036). Ameling, Walter (Jena)

Psenobastis

(95 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] Vater des Petimuthes, hoher Beamter in Semabehdet (17. unteräg. Gau). Ps.' Sohn war General Kleopatras [II 6] III. bei der Einnahme von Ptolemais/ Akko im J. 103/2 v. Chr. und wurde vielleicht später in der Thebais eingesetzt. Die Aufzählung der zahlreichen von Petimuthes und gleicherweise von Ps. ausgeübten polit., mil. und rel. Funktionen [1] ist beispielhaft für das im 2. Jh. v. Chr. erheblich gewachsene Selbstbewußtsein äg. Amtsträger in ptolem. Diensten. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography 1 J. Quaegebeur, Inscriptions in: E. van't Dack u. a. (Hrsg.), …

Lykarion

(85 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (Λυκαρίων). Sohn des Numenios, aus einer wichtigen Familie; in der Mitte des 1. Jh.v.Chr. bekannt als syngenḗs (Hoftitel B. 2.), Ehrenvorsitzender der gerusía von Alexandreia [1], dioikētḗs , exēgētḗs ( exēgētaí ), epí tēs póleōs von Alexandreia, Gymnasiarch (Gymnasiarchie) von Alexandreia. L. ist ein Beispiel für die Akkumulation von Ämtern in spätptolem. Zeit, ferner für die Verbindung von staatlichen und städtischen Aufgaben. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography PP I 37; 156; III 5349a  L. Mooren, The Aulic Titulature in Ptolemaic Egypt, 1974, 140…

Meridarches

(204 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
(μεριδάρχης). [English version] [1] Ptolem. Verwaltungsbeamter seit mind. 260 v.Chr. Ptolem. Verwaltungsbeamter. Der äg. Gau ( nomós ) Arsinoites war in drei merídes (“Teile”) eingeteilt, die wiederum aus tópoi bestanden; die Einteilung ist seit mind. 260/259 v.Chr. belegt [1. 5]. Der m. stand den merídes und damit deren Toparchen vor; der Titel ist seit dem E. des 2. Jh. v.Chr. belegt (PTebtunis I 66), aber vielleicht geht die Benennung der merídes (Ἡρακλείδου, Θεμίστου, Πολέμωνος) auf die ersten m. zurück; die letzten m. sind für das 3. Jh. n.Chr. belegt (Liste der ptol. m.: PP…

Monkores

(86 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] Sohn des Harpaesis, syngenḗs (Hoftitel), mindestens 69/8-62 v.Chr. (Gau-)Stratege von Pathyritis, Ombitis usw. [3], als solcher Untergebener des Kallimachos [9]; zwei seiner Söhne und zwei seiner Enkel waren ebenfalls Strategen. Die ägypt. Familie bekleidete über drei Generationen die Strategie in Hermonthis. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography 1 H.J. Thissen, Zur Familie des Strategen M., in: ZPE 27, 1977, 181-191 2 L.M. Ricketts, The Epistrategos Kallimachos and a Koptite Inscription: SB V 8036 Reconsidered, in: AncSoc 13/4, 1982/3, 161-165 3 W.F. Edg…

Ophellas

(361 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
(Οφέλλας). [English version] [1] Beamter in hell. Zeit O. aus Olynthos, verm. Untergebener des Kleomenes [7] in der Verwaltung Ägyptens ( epimelētḗs in Athribis; s. epimelētaí ), der die ihm untergebenen nomárchai erpreßt haben soll ([Aristot.] 1353a 5ff.). Agathokles [2] Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography Berve 2, Nr. 599. [English version] [2] Freund und Beamter Alexandros' [4] d.Gr. Sohn des Silenos, Makedone aus Pella, ein phílos Alexandros' [4] d.Gr. und sein (liturgischer) Trierarch (Trierarchie) auf dem Hyd…

Bakchon

(40 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (Βάκχων). Sohn des Niketas, aus Boiotien, um 286 v.Chr. ptolemäischer Nesiarch des Nesiotenbundes, im Amt bis nach 280 (PP 6, 15038). Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography R.S. Bagnall, The administration of the Ptolemaic possessions outside Epypt, 1976, 136ff.

Petobastis

(190 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] [1] s. Nesysti [2] s. Nesysti [2] Ameling, Walter (Jena) [English version] [2] Äg. Priester Ende 3./Anf. 2. Jh. v. Chr. Sohn des Nesysti [3], Hoher Priester des Ptah (Phthas) zu Memphis E. 3./Anf. 2. Jh.v.Chr.; Vater von Psenptah [2], Großvater von P. [3]. Phthas; Memphis Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography J. Quaegebeur, in: D. J. Crawford et al., Stud. on Ptolemaic Memphis, 1980, 68 Nr. 21  D. Devauchelle, Rez. zu E.A.E. Reymond, From the Records of a Priestly Family from Memphis, in: Chronique d'Égypte 58, 1983, 135-145, bes. 142f. [English version] [3] Äg. Priest…

Nesysti

(190 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] [1] N. I. hoher Priester des Ptah, an der Wende vom 4. zum 3. Jh.v.Chr. auch Anemher I. Vater von N. [2] II., hoher Priester des Ptah (Phthas) zu Memphis an der Wende vom 4. zum 3. Jh.v.Chr. PP III/IX 5365. Ameling, Walter (Jena) [English version] [2] N. II. hoher Priester des Ptah, 1. H. des 3. Jh.v.Chr. auch Petobastis I., hoher Priester des Ptah zu Memphis in der 1. H. des 3. Jh.v.Chr., ferner Prophet Arsinoës [II 3] II. und Prophet der Philotera; Sohn des N. [1] I., Vater Anemhers [2] II., Vorfahre Petobastis' III. PP III/IX 5361; 5362; 5364 (vgl. [1]). Ameling…

Paos

(123 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (Πάως). Ägypter, der Karriere in den Diensten Ptolemaios' VIII. machte. P.' Laufbahn ist Ausdruck des Versuches, in der Auseinandersetzung mit Kleopatra [II 5] II. die äg. Bevölkerung zu mobilisieren. 137/6 v.Chr. war P. tōn prṓtōn phílōn, 133/2 (ziviler) stratēgós einiger Gaue in der Thebais, verm. 132/1, im Zuge der Kämpfe, wurde er syngenḗs kai stratēgós tēs Thēbaḯdos, war schließlich im Sommer 129 als Nachfolger des Boethos [1] syngenḗs kai epistratēgós kai stratēgós tēs Thebaḯdos, wurde aber spätestens 127/6 durch Lochos [2] ersetzt. PP I/VIII 197; 302. …

Krokos

(44 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (Κρόκος). Stratēgós ( autokrátōr; Lochos) von Zypern in der Zeit des ägypt. Bürgerkrieges 131-124/3 v.Chr. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography R. Bagnall, The Administration of the Ptolemaic Possessions outside Egypt, 1976, 259  L. Mooren, The Aulic Titulature in Ptolemaic Egypt, 1975, 191f. Nr. 0354.

Kaphisophon

(38 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (Καφισοφῶν). Sohn des Philippos (PP 6, 16640), aus Kos, Arzt (?); theorós ( theoría, theoroí ) Ptolemaios' II. oder III. an den Asklepios von Kos. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography S. Sherwin-White, Ancient Cos, 1978, 103.

Harsiesis

(106 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] Sohn des Paious (?), etablierte sich während des Bürgerkrieges (132-124 v.Chr.) als Gegenpharao und war der letzte Ägypter, der den Titel “Pharao” trug. Wurde vermutlich von der thebanischen Priesterschaft unterstützt; zwischen dem 26. Juni und Nov. 131 v.Chr. wurde in Theben nach ihm datiert, aber schon am 10. Nov. wurde er dort nicht mehr anerkannt. Er flüchtete nach Norden, wo seine Rebellion vor dem 15. Sept. 130 ein Ende fand. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography K. Vandorpe, City of Many a Gate, in: S.P. Vleeming (Hrsg.), Hundred-Gated Thebes, 1995, 203-23…

Motes

(45 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (Μότης). Ptolem. Stratege Kariens 248/7 v.Chr., der zusammen mit dem oikonómos Diodotos in die Verwaltung der Stadt Kalynda eingriff (PCZ 59341). Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography R. Bagnall, The Administration of the Ptolemaic Possessions Outside Egypt, 1976, 99f., 216, 245  PP VI 15058.

Psenamun

(88 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] [1] Hoherpriester des Ptah in Memphis, 1. Jh. v. Chr. Ca. 80-35 v. Chr., Vater des Ps. [2], war vor 50/49 Hoherpriester des Ptah (Phthas) in Memphis, danach hatte er weitere Priesterämter inne. PP III/IX 5375. Ameling, Walter (Jena) [English version] [2] Letzter Hoherpriester des Ptah 28/7 v. Chr. Sohn von Ps. [1], geb. ca. 42 v. Chr., letzter Hoherpriester des Ptah und anderer Götter, empfing die meisten seiner Titel 28/7. P. starb nach 23 v. Chr. PP III/IX 5375 a. Ameling, Walter (Jena)

Lenaios

(79 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (Ληναῖος). L. stammte aus Koile Syria, war wohl ptolem. dioikētḗs und fungierte nach dem Tod Kleopatras [II 4] I. zusammen mit Eulaios [2] als Regent für Ptolemaios VI. (von 176-169 v.Chr.). Als der Versuch einer Wiedereroberung Syriens im 6. Syr. Krieg (Syrische Kriege) gescheitert war, wurden die Regenten für das Desaster verantwortlich gemacht, weshalb ihr Bild in der Lit. bis zur Unkenntlichkeit verzeichnet ist (Diod. 30,15f.). Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography F. Walbank, A Historical Commentary on Polybius III, 1979, 355f.

Komarches

(259 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (κωμάρχης). Sprechende Bezeichnung eines Beamten der ptolem. und röm. Zeit in Ägypten, der für alle Belange der Dorfverwaltung ( kṓmē ) zuständig war, den Toparchen und Nomarchen unterstand (der K. war auch in Metropoleis tätig, war dort aber eher für Stadtteile zuständig). In ptolem. Zeit wurde er vom Büro des dioikētḗs eingesetzt, und es handelte sich um ein angestrebtes Amt. Der k. stammte aus dem von ihm verwalteten Dorf. Schwer ist die Abgrenzung zum komogrammateús , der zuerst unter dem k. stand, seit dem E. des 2. Jh. v.Chr. jedoch sein Vorgesetzter war. Der k. w…

Alabarches

(75 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] Dissimilierte Form von Arabarches in den Iosephos-Mss. AP 11, 383 und den unten zitierten Texten (anders [1]). Die Identifikation mit einem eigenständigen Amt der jüdischen Gemeinde ist unmöglich (s. TAM 2,1, 256; Cod. Iust. 4,61,9); BCH 16, 1892, 119 Nr. 44. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography 1 Abd-El-Ghany, The Arabs in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt through papyri and inscriptions, in: L. Criscuolo, G. Geraci (Hrsg.), Egitto e storia antica, 1989, 233-242, 236 f.
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