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Greco-Egyptian Interactions: Literature, Translation, and Culture, 500 BC–AD 300

Ian Rutherford


This volume examines interactions between Greek and Egyptian literature, religion, and culture as revealed in Greek and Egyptian texts, covering a period from the 5th century BCE till the Roman Empire. Genres of texts covered include heroic narrative, fiction, history, hymn, philosophy, esoteric religious literature, and magic. Some chapters discuss cases of Egyptian influence on Greece, and of the Greek reception of Egyptian ideas or literary forms. Others focus on mechanisms of linguistic or cultural translation and transmission, or on the emergence of mixed, hybrid Greco-Egyptian literary f ... More

Keywords: Egypt, interaction, translation, literature, Greek, religion, magic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199656127
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656127.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Rutherford, editor
Professor of Classics, University of Reading