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Sasychis
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(Σάσυχις; Sásychis). According to Diod. Sic. 1,94,3 one of the great legislators of Egypt. The name has been variously connected with Egyptian proper names. It is most likely a variant of Asychis, who is recorded in Hdt. 2,136 as a follower of Mycerinus and whose name corresponds to Egyptian š-ḫ.t. Interpretations as Shoshenq (Sesonchosis) are phonetically problematic.

Bibliography

1 A. Burton, Diodorus Siculus, Book I. A Commentary, 1972, 273

2 A. B. Lloyd, Herodotus Book II. Commentary 99-182, 1988, 88-90.

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Quack, Joachim (Berlin), “Sasychis”, 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 24 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1102000>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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