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6 results for "ptah"
1. Herodotus, Histories, 2.28 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •ptah (deity) Found in books: Salvesen et al (2020) 209
2.28. Let this be, then, as it is and as it was in the beginning. But as to the sources of the Nile , no one that conversed with me, Egyptian, Libyan, or Greek, professed to know them, except the recorder of the sacred treasures of Athena in the Egyptian city of Saïs. ,I thought he was joking when he said that he had exact knowledge, but this was his story. Between the city of Syene in the Thebaid and Elephantine, there are two hills with sharp peaks, one called Crophi and the other Mophi. ,The springs of the Nile , which are bottomless, rise between these hills; half the water flows north towards Egypt , and the other half south towards Ethiopia . ,He said that Psammetichus king of Egypt had put to the test whether the springs are bottomless: for he had a rope of many thousand fathoms' length woven and let down into the spring, but he could not reach to the bottom. ,This recorder, then, if he spoke the truth, showed, I think, that there are strong eddies and an upward flow of water, such that with the stream rushing against the hills the sounding-line when let down cannot reach bottom.
2. Plato, Timaeus, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •ptah (deity) Found in books: Salvesen et al (2020) 209
22e. παρʼ ὑμῖν πόλεσιν εἰς τὴν θάλατταν ὑπὸ τῶν ποταμῶν φέρονται· κατὰ δὲ τήνδε χώραν οὔτε τότε οὔτε ἄλλοτε ἄνωθεν ἐπὶ τὰς ἀρούρας ὕδωρ ἐπιρρεῖ, τὸ δʼ ἐναντίον κάτωθεν πᾶν ἐπανιέναι πέφυκεν. ΚΡ. ὅθεν καὶ διʼ ἃς αἰτίας τἀνθάδε σῳζόμενα λέγεται παλαιότατα· τὸ δὲ ἀληθές, ἐν πᾶσιν τοῖς τόποις ὅπου μὴ χειμὼν ἐξαίσιος ἢ καῦμα ἀπείργει, πλέον, 22e. but those in the cities of your land are swept into the sea by the streams; whereas In our country neither then nor at any other time does the water pour down over our fields from above, on the contrary it all tends naturally to well up from below. Crit. Hence it is, for these reasons, that what is here preserved is reckoned to be most ancient; the truth being that in every place where there is no excessive heat or cold to prevent it there always exists some human stock, now more, now less in number.
3. Septuagint, Wisdom of Solomon, 11.6 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •ptah (deity) Found in books: Salvesen et al (2020) 209
11.6. Instead of the fountain of an ever-flowing river,stirred up and defiled with blood
4. Philo of Alexandria, On The Life of Moses, 1.115 (1st cent. BCE - missingth cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •ptah (deity) Found in books: Salvesen et al (2020) 209
1.115. for the river begins to rise at the beginning of the summer, and to fall towards the end of summer; during which period the etesian gales increase in violence blowing from a direction opposite to the mouths of the Nile, and by which it is prevented from flowing freely into the sea, and by the violence of which winds, the sea itself is also raised to a considerable height, and erects vast waves like a long wall, and so the river is agitated within the country. And then when the two streams meet together, the river descending from its sources above, and the waters which ought to escape abroad being turned back by the beating of the sea, and not being able to extend their breadth, for the banks on each side of the river confine its streams, the river, as is natural, rises to a height, and breaks its bounds;
5. Artapanus, Apud Eusebius, 9.27.4-9.27.5  Tagged with subjects: •ptah (deity) Found in books: Salvesen et al (2020) 209
6. Epigraphy, Tad, None  Tagged with subjects: •nan Found in books: Salvesen et al (2020) 58