The Cynopolite Nome in the Delta … Did it really exist?


The key issue of this paper focuses on the specific question of whether a "lower Cynopolite Nome" existed in the Egyptian Delta – as well as the well attested "upper Cynopolite Nome" in the Heptanomia – under the Roman rule, or not. This issue has been raised through the various interpretations by scholars of the relevant papyrological documents in which these geographical locations occurred. The paper is an attempt by the researcher to clarify this argumentative question through a comprehensive study of the related documents and previous interpretations and reaching a more convincing conclusion – from the view point of the researcher – to this controversial issue.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i99788883051760p732

Keywords: Lower Cynopolite; Upper Cynopolite; Delta; Heptanomia

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