Ian
Re: Amenirdis I & Ini Si-Ese
Sat Jun 28, 2003 18:00
68.41.191.114 (XFF: 202.148.94.181)

Dear Leo,

In fact the epithet -meryamun would be applicable to virtually any pharaoh of this period (or for that matter for anyone from Ramesses II to Taharqo). I have yet to see Broekman's arguments, but on epithet alone, the identification with Rudamun cannot be considered secure. It was only towards the 25th dynasty and especially in the Late Period that the "imperial titulary" of the New Kingdom was abandoned in favor of earlier models (much like the change in art styles) and epithets like meryamun disappeared as permanent features of the king's name. A quick check in von Beckerath's Handbuch shows that even though later kings occasionally adopted epithet's of the form mery-DN, meryamun does not seem to occur after Taharqo.

Best, Ian

  • Re: Amenirdis I & Ini Si-EseLeo, Sat Jun 28 17:33
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    • Re: Amenirdis I & Ini Si-Ese — Ian, Sat Jun 28 18:00
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