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6 results for "abydos"
1. Papyri, Papyri Graecae Magicae, 4.11-4.12, 4.123 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •abydos memnonion, burial site of osiris Found in books: Renberg (2017) 486
2. Ammianus Marcellinus, History, 19.12.3-19.12.4 (4th cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •abydos memnonion, burial site of osiris Found in books: Renberg (2017) 486
19.12.3. Moreover, a slight and trivial occasion gave opportunity to extend his inquisitions indefinitely. There is a town called Abydum, situated in the remotest part of the Thebais A nome, or province, of Egypt. ; here the oracle of a god called in that place Besa in days of old revealed the future and was wont to be honoured in the ancient ceremonials of the adjacent regions. 19.12.4. And since some in person, a part through others, by sending a written list of their desires, So also at the temple of Jupiter at Baalbek. inquired the will of the deities after definitely stating their requests, the papers or parchments containing their petitions sometimes remained in the shrine even after the replies had been given.
3. Strabo, Geography, 17.1.44  Tagged with subjects: •abydos memnonion, burial site of osiris Found in books: Renberg (2017) 486
17.1.44. At Abydos Osiris is worshipped; but in the temple of Osiris no singer, nor player on the pipe, nor on the cithara, is permitted to perform at the commencement of the ceremonies celebrated in honour of the god, as is usual in rites celebrated in honour of the other gods. Next to Abydos is the lesser Diospolis, then the city Tentyra, where the crocodile is held in peculiar abhorrence, and is regarded as the most odious of all animals. For the other Egyptians, although acquainted with its mischievous disposition, and hostility towards the human race, yet worship it, and abstain from doing it harm. But the people of Tentyra track and destroy it in every way. Some however, as they say of the Psyllians of Cyrenaea, possess a certain natural antipathy to snakes, and the people of Tentyra have the same dislike to crocodiles, yet they suffer no injury from them, but dive and cross the river when no other person ventures to do so. When crocodiles were brought to Rome to be exhibited, they were attended by some of the Tentyritae. A reservoir was made for them with a sort of stage on one of the sides, to form a basking-place for them on coming out of the water, and these persons went into the water, drew them in a net to the place, where they might sun themselves and be exhibited, and then dragged them back again to the reservoir. The people of Tentyra worship Venus. At the back of the fane of Venus is a temple of Isis ; then follow what are called the Typhoneia, and the canal leading to Coptos, a city common both to the Egyptians and Arabians.
4. Epigraphy, I.Metreg, 131, 133-134  Tagged with subjects: •nan Found in books: Renberg (2017) 486
5. Epigraphy, Colosse De Memnon, 488, 493, 500, 503, 505, 524, 528, 535, 545-546, 580, 630-631, 74, 489  Tagged with subjects: •nan Found in books: Renberg (2017) 495
6. Papyri, P.Carlsb., 14.628  Tagged with subjects: •abydos memnonion, burial site of osiris Found in books: Renberg (2017) 486