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See detailD’Hérodote à Alexandre. L’appropriation gréco-macédonienne d’Ammon de Siwa, entre pratique oraculaire et légitimation du pouvoir
Caneva, Stefano ULg

in Mythos. Rivista di Storia delle Religioni - Supplemento (2012), 2(2012), 205-234

Abstract The gods of the others are not simply other gods. In compliance with this belief, Herodotus puts the Libyan oracular divinity Ammon of Siwah in relation with the royal gods Amun of Thebes and ... [more ▼]

Abstract The gods of the others are not simply other gods. In compliance with this belief, Herodotus puts the Libyan oracular divinity Ammon of Siwah in relation with the royal gods Amun of Thebes and Zeus of Dodona. This paper starts from Herodotus’ text to study, on one hand, the spread of religious and political success of Zeus Ammon in the V and IV centuries’ Greek and Macedonian tradition, before to compare them, on a second hand, with the new significance that the god acquired at the time of Alexander and his successors in Egypt, the Ptolemies. [less ▲]

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