Marianne Luban
re: Kinglist of Eratosthenes
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:58
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I wrote:

"The only fragment that really interests me is Fr. 40 because it seems to indicate what men of the early
days of Egyptology believed--and that is that Siptah came before Seti II--instead of vice versa, which is the present consensus. "Siphthas, also called Hermes" is at #36 and, at #37, is "Phruoro", which sounded to someone like a word for the Nile but which is probably "UserkhePRWRA" the prenomen of Seti II. This king is given 5 years--not far off the mark from the known 6--and Siptah is also assigned 5, although 6 are assigned him, as well, by Egyptology."

What I forgot to mention is that Siptah [correctly translated as "son of Hephaestus"] is also called "Hermes". That means "Thoth" but there is nothing known connecting Siptah to this deity. Did the author mean "Harmaeus" instead??? Is he putting the counter-king who, according to legend, usurped the throne of "Sethos" [presumably Seti II] while he was away from Egypt? Is he confusing Siptah with a predecessor [and possibly father] Amenmessu? Interesting.

  • re: Kinglist of EratosthenesMarianne Luban, Thu Aug 23 11:35
    Rich wrote: "It's possible that #1 Menes was instead: Amenemnisu and #38 Amouthartaios was instead Teos. Sistoikhermes for Amasis is a guess, that should have been red. That could have been... more
    • re: Kinglist of EratosthenesRich McQuillen, Fri Aug 24 00:05
      Hi Maryanne, Thanks for the comments... and I appreciate any collaboration. This list has baffling experts for a long time... so it's a little bit fun for me too. On collaboration, you know, I don't... more
      • re: Kinglist of EratosthenesMarianne Luban, Fri Aug 24 10:12
        Rich wrote: "Hi Maryanne, Thanks for the comments... and I appreciate any collaboration. This list has baffling experts for a long time.." Not a chance, Rich. No collaboration. You and I do not view... more
    • re: Kinglist of Eratosthenes — Marianne Luban, Thu Aug 23 11:58
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