Una cultura / Molte culture: modelli e memoria
The culture of the Graeco-Egyptian papyri is one of the best evidences of the transmission of ancient patterns in the Late Antiquity. The role of the pharaonic culture in this passage can be recognized in the wide diffusion of Egyptian elements – mainly from magical texts, but also from other textual typologies – in this rich collection. Also the use of Greek and demotic for the redaction of the papyri is an expression of the linguistic background of the late period Egypt, where the local idiom is now used in the temple, while the Greek is the language of the administration. The origin of this complex tradition can be found it the Ramesside Egypt, whose religious doctrines focused the inner nature of the divine world and the multiplicity of its manifestations.
keywords: Magic. Textual tradition. Ramesside Egypt. Graeco-Egyptian papyri.
Language: itSubmitted: Nov. 8, 2016 Accepted: Dec. 8, 2016 Published: July 12, 2017