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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.

Ananias

(49 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] Son of Onias IV, brother of Chelcias. 105-101 BC commander of the army of Cleopatra III; is supposed to have dissuaded Cleopatra from annexing Judea as a province. PP 2, 2149; 6, 15173. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography I. Michaelidou-Nicolaou, Prosopography of Ptolemaic Cyprus, 1976, 33 no. 34.

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.

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…

Killes

(39 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (Κίλλης). Makedone, phílos und stratēgós Ptolemaios' I. K. konnte nach der Schlacht von Gaza 311 v.Chr. Demetrios [2] aus Syrien vertreiben, wurde aber von diesem gefangengenommen und zu Ptolemaios zurückgeschickt. PP II/VIII 2164. Ameling, Walter (Jena)

Lagos

(164 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
(Λάγος, Λαγός; PN nicht von lagós, “Hase”, sondern wohl von laoí, “Leute”). [English version] [1] Makedone aus der Eordaia oder Orestis, Vater des Ptolemaios I. Makedone aus der Eordaia oder Orestis. Sein Status ist unbekannt; aus der Heirat mit Arsinoe [II 1] ist kein sicheres Argument für hohen Adel zu gewinnen. Vater des Ptolemaios I. und des Menelaos. Ptolemaios pflegte die Erinnerung an L.: Ein Hippodrom in Alexandreia und ein Ort in Arsinoe hießen Lágeion. Die Legende von der Zeugung Ptolemaios' I. durch Philippos II. ist also wohl später. Nach Lagos nannten …

Aiglanor

(39 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] Aus Kyrene, συγγενής und vermeintlich Beamter des Ptolemaios Apion; seine Tochter Aretaphila ermordete den kyrenischen Tyrannen Nikostratos (ca. 88-81 v. Chr.). Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography A. Laronde, Cyrène et la Libye hellénistique, 1987, 421 f.; 455.

Achillas

(74 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (Ἀχιλλᾶς). Ägypter, praef. regius, aber wohl nicht Vormund Ptolemaios' XIII. Er führte die Ermordung des Pompeius durch und wurde von Potheinos im Kampf gegen Caesar zum Oberbefehlshaber des Heeres gemacht (48/7 v. Chr.). Arsinoe [II 6] IV. beläßt ihn erst in diesem Amt, läßt ihn dann aber auf Veranlassung des Ganymedes ermorden. PP 6, 14594. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography L. Mooren, The aulic titulature in Ptolemaic Egypt, 1975, 73 f. Nr. 029.

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.

Heptanomia

(94 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] Von Augustus vor 11/12 n.Chr. eingerichtete Verwaltungseinheit Ägyptens, die das Gebiet zwischen Delta und Thebais umfaßte. Die sieben Gaue waren der Memphites, Herakleopolites, Aphroditopolites, Oxyrhynchites, Kynopolites, Hermopolites und vielleicht Letopolites; von Anfang an wurden diesen sieben der Arsinoites und oft auch die kleine Oase zugerechnet. Unter Marcus Aurelius und Commodus ist die Erweiterung auf elf Gaue bezeugt, doch ist die Zusammensetzung z.Z. nicht sicher feststellbar. Die H. unterstand einem Epistrategen im Rang eines procurator …

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.

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)

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.

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…

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.

Geschwisterehe

(175 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] Die G. gab es in Äg. seit alters bei den Pharaonen, allerdings nicht zwischen Vollgeschwistern; sie war eine Nachbildung der Ehe zwischen den Göttern. Außerhalb des Königshauses war die Ehe von Halbgeschwistern ungewöhnlich. G. wurde dann von einigen Ptolemäern praktiziert (Ptolemaios II., IV., VI., VIII., IX., XII., XIII.?, XIV.), und zwar zwischen Vollgeschwistern. Zeus und Hera, Isis und Osiris wurden für die Untertanen als Parallelen herangezogen, also eine sakrale Überhöhung…

Melankomas

(55 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (Μελαγκόμας). Eponymer Alexanderpriester 166/5 v.Chr.; Sohn des Aitolers Philodamos, amtierte 180/145 als Garnisonskommandant und Priester der theoí euergétai ( euergétēs ) in Kition; Vater des Garnisonskommandanten M. (PP VI 15119). PP III/IX 5194 (VI 15120?). Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography W.Clarysse, G. van der Veken, The Eponymous Priests of Ptolemaic Egypt, 1983, 24.

Philoktas

(43 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (Φιλόκτας oder Φιλοκράτης/ Philokrátēs) brachte zw. 274 und 257 v.Chr. als Führer einer Festgesandtschaft ( archithéōros) des Ptolemaios II. und der Stadt Alexandreia Weihgeschenke nach Delos. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography E. Olshausen, Prosopographie der hell. Königsgesandten, Bd. 1, 1974, 316f. Nr. 209.

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…

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…

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.

Philotera

(114 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (Φιλωτέρα). Tochter des Ptolemaios I. und der Berenike [1]; ihr Geburtsjahr ist unbekannt, sie starb nach 276 v.Chr. und kurz vor Arsinoë [II 3] II. Sie erhielt sehr bald griech. Kult (vgl. Kall. fr. 228,40-58), wurde dann verm. im Arsinoeion mitverehrt (zu ihrem äg. Kult s. Nesysti [2]). Nach Ph. sind zwei Dörfer im Arsinoitis, ein Demos in Ptolemais und Städte am Roten Meer, in Lykien und Israel benannt. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography P. Fraser, Ptolemaic Alexandria, 1972, Bd. 1, 668f.; Bd. 2, 373 Anm. 282; 377 Anm. 314  G. Weber, Dichtung und höfische Ges., 1…

Oinanthe

(78 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (ᾨνάνθη). Aus Samos, Gattin eines Agathokles, hetaíra ( hetaírai ) Ptolemaios' III., Mutter des Agathokles [6] und der Agathokleia [2], führte kurze Zeit die Aufsicht über den jungen Ptolemaios V. Die Alexandriner ermordeten O. im Okt./Nov. 203 v.Chr., als ihr Sohn gestürzt wurde. Sie soll Einfluß nur durch persönl. Beziehungen erworben haben, doch mag das verleumderische Trad. sein. PP VI 14731. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography F.W. Walbank, A Historical Commentary on Polybius, Bd. 2, 437f.

Agreophon

(31 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] Aus Kaunos, Vater des Zenon, besucht 253 v. Chr. Ägypten. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography H. Hauben, Les vacances d'Agréophon (253 av. J. C.), in: CE 60, 1985, 102-108.

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…

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…

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.), …

Rufio

(69 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (oder evtl. Rufinus, vgl. [1. 163 f.4]). Sohn eines Freigelassenen Caesars (vgl. [2. I 56]), den dieser 47 v. Chr. als Kommandanten von drei Legionen in Alexandreia [1] zurückließ. Die Charakterisierung als Caesars “Liebling” ( exoletus: Suet. Iul. 76,3) ist wohl polemisch. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography 1 P. Graindor, La Guerre d'Alexandrie, 1931 2 H. Solin, Die stadtröm. Sklavennamen, 1996. G. Geraci, Genesi della provincia romana d'Egitto, 1983, 26 f.

Lysandra

(145 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (Λυσάνδρα). Tochter Ptolemaios' I. und der Eurydike [4], Schwester des Ptolemaios Keraunos. Sie heiratete wohl erst nach 297/6 v.Chr. Alexandros, den Sohn des Kassandros (FGrH 260 F 3,5). Nach dessen Tod 294/3 wurde sie von Agathokles [5], dem Sohn des Lysimachos [2], geheiratet (Plut. Demetrios 31,5; Paus. 1,9,6 gehen wohl fälschlich von 299 als Datum aus, was eine Aufspaltung in zwei Personen nötig machte, PP VI 14529 und 14530; die Formulierung bei Plutarch spricht jedoch gege…

Psenptah

(266 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] [1] s. Nesysti [3] s. Nesysti [3] Ameling, Walter (Jena) [English version] [2] Hoherpriester des Ptah in Memphis, gest. 103 v. Chr. Sohn des Petobastis [2], Vater des Petobastis [3], Hoherpriester des Ptah (Phthas) zu Memphis. Ps. heiratete ca. 122 v. Chr. eine - evtl. mit der herrschenden Dyn. der Ptolemaier verwandte - Berenike; er starb 103. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography W. Huß, Die Herkunft der Kleopatra Philopator, in: Aegyptus 70, 1990, 191-203, hier: 199 f.  E. A. E. Reymond, From the Records of a Priestly Family from Memphis, 1981, 116 f. Nr. 16  J. Quaegebe…

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…

Pachom

(68 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (auch Hierax genannt). Sohn des Pachom (PP VIII 300b), Vater des Pamenches, ca. 50/30 v.Chr. als syngenḗs und stratēgós in verschiedenen äg. Gauen belegt. P. bekleidete neben seinen staatl. Ämtern eine Reihe von indigenen Priesterämtern, die später auch von seinem Sohn im Titel geführt wurden. PP I/VIII 265; 301. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography L. Mooren, The Aulic Titulature in Ptolemaic Egypt, 1975, 119f. Nr. 0127.

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…

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.

Mardion

(28 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (Μαρδίων). Sklave oder Staatsmann Kleopatras VII. Er wird als Eunuch von Octavians Propaganda für die äg. Staatslenkung verantwortlich gemacht (PP VI 14615). Ameling, Walter (Jena)

Charmion

(31 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (Χάρμιον). Zofe der Kleopatra VII., der von der Propaganda Octavians bestimmender polit. Einfluß zugeschrieben wurde; sie starb zusammen mit der Königin. PP 6, 14736. Ameling, Walter (Jena)

Peteharsemtheus

(95 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] Ägypter, geb. ca. 139 v.Chr., Inhaber eines fünf Generationen zurückreichenden Familienarchivs. Die Familie ist ein Beispiel für die vereinzelte Eingliederung von Griechen in äg. Familien. Mehrere Brüder des P. dienten in der Armee, wie auch Mitglieder früherer Generationen; P. selbst scheint die Familienangelegenheiten verwaltet zu haben; ihn betreffende Dokumente stammen aus den J. 114-88 v.Chr. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography P.W. Pestman, in: Papyrologica Lugduno-Batava 14, 1965, 47ff.  N. Lewis, Greeks in Ptolemaic Egypt, 1986, 139ff.  J. Binge…

Bilistiche

(68 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (Βιλιστίχη). Tochter des Philon, aus maked. Familie, die sich von Argos ableitete; siegte 268 v.Chr. und 264 mit jungen Pferden in Olympia, 251/50 Kanephore der Arsinoe II 3 Philadelphos, (vergöttl.?) Geliebte Ptolemaios' II. Mutter des Ptolemaios 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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

Komogrammateus

(389 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] (κωμογραμματεύς). Verwaltungsbeamter im ptolem. Ägypten, aber der Sache nach wohl schon älter. Äg. war in nomoí, tópoi und kṓmai eingeteilt, und dem entspricht die Reihenfolge basilikós grammateús, topogrammateús und k. (wobei nicht sicher ist, ob der topogrammateús zu den Vorgesetzten des k. zählte; manchmal wurden die beiden Ämter in Personalunion verwaltet). Der k. war für einen Bezirk zuständig, der meist eines, manchmal aber auch mehrere Dörfer ( kṓmai; kṓmē ) umfaßte. In frühptolem. Zeit war der k. dem komárchēs nachgeordnet; er wa…

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.

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…

Oenanthe

(82 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (ᾨνάνθη/ Ōinánthē). Of Samos, wife of Agathocles, hetaíra of Ptolemy III, mother of Agathocles [6] and of Agathoclea [2]. For a short time, she was the mentor of the young Ptolemy V. The Alexandrians murdered O. in Oct./Nov. 203 BC when her son was overthrown. She is said to have gained influence only through personal relationships, but the tradition may well be biased. PP VI 14731. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography F.W. Walbank, A Historical Commentary on Polybius, vol. 2, 437f.

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…

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.

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.

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…

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)…

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.

Eiras

(46 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Εἰράς; Eirás). Sometimes also called Náeira; lady-in-waiting of Cleopatra VII who in Octavian's propaganda was attributed decisive political influence. E. died together with the queen. PP 6,14720. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography H. Heinen, Onomastisches zu E., Kammerzofe Kleopatras VII, in: ZPE 79, 1989, 243-247.

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.

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)

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.

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.

Melancomas

(65 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Μελαγκόμας/ Melancomas). Eponymous priest of Alexander in 166/5 BC. Son of the Aetolian Philodamus, served in 180-145 as garrison commander and priest of the theoí euergétai ( euergétēs ) in Citium, father of the garrison commander M. (PP VI 15119). PP III/IX 5194 (VI 15120?). Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography W. Clarysse, G. van der Veken, The Eponymous Priests of Ptolemaic Egypt, 1983, 24.

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.

Lycarion

(99 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Λυκαρίων; Lykaríōn). Son of Numenius, from an important family; in the middle of the 1st cent. BC known as syngenḗs ( Court titles B. 2.), honorary head of the gerousia of Alexandria [1], dioikētḗs , exēgētḗs ( exēgētaí ), epì tês póleōs of Alexandria, gymnasiarch ( Gymnasiarchy) of Alexandria. L. is an example of the accumulation of offices in the late Ptolemaic period as well as of the link between state and city duties. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography PP I 37; 156; III 5349a L. Mooren, The Aulic Titulature in Ptolemaic Egypt, 1974, 140 no. 0176.

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…

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…

Simaristus

(44 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Σιμάριστος; Simáristos). Alexandrian from a respected family extending back to the 3rd century BC; in 58 BC he led an Alexandrian hetairía against Ptolemaeus [18] XII (Dion Chrys. Or. 32,70). Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography F. Zucker, Σιμαριστ<ει>οι, in: Philologus 101, 1957, 164-166.

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…

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)

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…

Bolis

(49 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Βῶλις; Bôlis). Senior officer of Ptolemy IV, from Crete. Tasked by Sosibius in 213 BC to free Achaeus from the beleaguered city of Sardes, he changed sides and ensured that Achaeus was handed over to Antiochus III (Pol. 8,15-20). PP 6, 14750. Ameling, Walter (Jena)

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.

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…

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.

Rufio

(76 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (or possibly Rufinus, cf. [1. 163 f.4]). Son of a freedman of Caesar (cf. [2. I 56]), whom the latter left behind in Alexandria [1] in 47 BC as the commander of three legions. R.'s characterization as Caesar's 'lover' ( exoletus: Suet. Iul. 76,3) is likely to be polemical. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography 1 P. Graindor, La Guerre d'Alexandrie, 1931 2 H. Solin, Die stadtrömischen Sklavennamen, 1996. G. Geraci, Genesi della provincia romana d'Egitto, 1983, 26 f.

Menches

(128 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] Greek name: Asclepiades ( ho kaì Asklēpiádēs héllēn enchṓrios tôn katoíkōn), son of Petesouchus, Greek: Ammónios ( toû kaì Ammoníou), and grandson of Asclepiades (PTebtunis I 164). He is a typical example of how double Graeco-Egyptian names could be used in Ptolemaic Egypt, according to context. M. is mentioned again in August 119 BC as kōmogrammateús of Cerceosiris. He served until 111 BC. M.'s ‘archive’ (PTebt I; IV) is the most important source for the office of kōmogrammateús in the Ptolemaic period. The necessary payments for M.'s official appointment…

Callimedes

(25 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Καλλιμήδης; Kallimḗdēs). Ptolemaic local commander, who surrendered  Aenus [1] in 200 BC to Philip V. PP 6, 15113. Ameling, Walter (Jena)

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.

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…

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)

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…

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.

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)

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 …

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…

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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.

Aristolaus

(35 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Αριστόλαος; Aristólaos). Son of Ameinias, dedicated a statue of Ptolemy II in Olympia. Strategos of Caria between 270 and 259 BC, holder of a dorea (PP 6, 15036). Ameling, Walter (Jena)

Eucles

(52 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Εὐκλῆς; Euklês). Son of a Dionysius, successor of Zeno as head of the δωρέα ( dōréa) of Apollonius near Philadelphia in 248 BC until its dissolution in 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.

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)

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…

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).

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. …

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 …

Caphisodorus

(69 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (Καφισόδωρος; Kaphisódōros). Son of Caphisodorus; father of Metrophanes (PP 6, 14679) and Ptolemaeus (PP 6, 14688); between 163 and 145 BC archisōmatophýlax ( Court titles B.2.); stratēgós of the Egyptian district Xoite and priest of the políteuma of the Boeotians; in 156/55 eponymous priest of Alexander. 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.

Pachom

(69 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[German version] (also called Hierax). Son of Pachom (PP VIII 300b), father of Pamenches, attested as syngenḗs and stratēgós in various Egyptian nomes c. 50/30 BC. Besides his state offices, P. held a number of indigenous priestly offices, which subsequently also appear in the titles of his son. PP I/VIII 265; 301. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography L. Mooren, The Aulic Titulature in Ptolemaic Egypt, 1975, 119f. Nr. 0127.
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