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Serapeum
(129 words)

(Σαραπεῖον/Sarapeîon, Σαράπιον/Sarápion).

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[1] Burial and cult sites of dead Apis bulls in Memphis

Term for the burial and cult sites of dead Apis bulls in Memphis (Apis [1]), and generally for cult buildings of the god Serapis derived from it in the Graeco-Roman world.

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[2] Name of various places

As a reflexion of presumably Egyptian terms such as pr-wsjr-ḥp a place name in Greek and Latin sources (see also [1]). Ac…

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Quack, Joachim (Berlin), “Serapeum”, 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 18 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1109410>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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