Who's Who of Egyptian people, queens and family: Chaeremon


Roman Period

A priestly scholar living in one of the temples in the days when Rome controlled Egypt, Chaeremon is known from extracts from his works, quoted by Porphyry; the originals are lost. He was concerned to record the life of the priests of Egypt, emphasizing their dedicated service to the gods. He is interesting in that he appears to be attempting to explain Egyptian traditions to a non-Egyptian audience.

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Last Updated: June 20th, 2011

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