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Frammenti mitografici latini provenienti dall’Egitto

Felicia Tafuri    Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italia    

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abstract

The aim of this paper is to provide a new analysis of four latin fragments preserved on the verso of P. Gen. inv. Lat. 7 (2nd century AD). They have often been considered as an inventory of works of art linked to P. Gen. inv. Lat. 5, but content and palaeographical evidence indicate that they are two different texts. These four fragments contain two texts of mythographic content concerning Roman divinities and heroes, Egyptian mythology (the presence of Isis, Horus and Aegipan suggests a reference to episodes of the myth of Osiris), mutations of divinities and religious mysteries of Persephon, mentioned together with divinities and demigods traditionally linked to the underworld.

Published
Dec. 22, 2022
Accepted
March 4, 2022
Submitted
July 16, 2021
Language
IT

Keywords: Latin papyriRoman divinitiesEgyptian mythologyMythographyMythographic fragments

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