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By R. O. Faulkner

This concise dictionary of 'Middle Egyptian' - that section of the traditional Egyptian language which had the widest basic software - includes 5400 conscientiously chosen phrases probably to be encountered by way of scholars and students during their usual paintings on Egyptian texts. every one access supplies the most typical hieroglyphic kind of the be aware, observed by way of its transliteration, translation, references to texts the place it happens, its much less traditional hieroglyphic versions, and words during which it's used. First released in 1962 and incorporating addenda from 1966, this Concise Dictionary has turn into the normal paintings of reference and is now in its 10th printing.

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Alexandria's relatIvely isolated geographical position earned it the epithet "Alexandria ad Aegyptum," that is, Alexandna "next to" or "toward" Egypt. " However, from the time of the Ptolemies to that of the Arabs, the prosperity of Alexandria was inextricably dependent upon the fertile lands of the Nile Delta and the regions up river. In the words of one anonymous secondcentury poet: "Seat of the immortal gods, august and wealthy, foundation of Alexander! The gentle climate and fertile soil of Egypt provide you with all good things, happy land!

I tried to cast my eyes down every street, but my gaze was sull unsatisfied, and I could not grasp all the beauty of the spot at once; some parts I saw, some I was on the point of seeIng, some I earnestly deSired to see , some I could not pass by; that which I actually saw kept my gaze fixed, while that which I expected to see would drag It to the next. "23 Even after allowance is made for hyperbole and rhetorical inventiveness, this account viVidly depicts the sense of archItectural movement generated by the Via Canopica.

Prior to the fourth century, the pagan community was undisputed in its cultural mastery of the city. For the pagans, Alexandrian identity was so intertwined with paganism, that the two were inseparable. This Identification was called mto question by the jewish community during the early empire, occaSionally with the backing of the Roman overlords. The pagans responded to this perceived threat with violence. By the early second century, however, the Jewish community was crushed and the pagans were able to reassert their hegemony.

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