Ptolemy VIII

Also known as: Ptolemaios Euergetes Physcon
Ptolemaic Dynasty


Reign of Ptolemy VIII
von Beckerath170–116
Shaw170–116
Dodson170–116
Redford145–116

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Ptolemy VIII: Hunu, hekentu em ankhef her neset itef, mar sepu, djeser meskhauef hena hapu ankh
Hunu, hekentu em ankhef her neset itef, mar sepu, djeser meskhauef hena hapu ankh
 ḥwnw ḥkn.tw-m-Ꜥnḫ.f-ḥr-nst-it.f mꜤr-zpw ḏsr-msḫꜤw.f-ḥnꜤ-ḥpw-Ꜥnḫ
 The youthful one, about whose life on his father’s throne one is joyful, successful of deeds, and whose appearances with the living Apis bull are sacred
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, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), IV, 39b
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 240-241, 8:H1

Variants

Nebty name
Nebty name of Ptolemy VIII: Seheru ib tawy
Seheru ib tawy
 shrw-ib-tꜢwi
 Who has pleased the Two Lands
s-h:r-ib:Z1-M127-wAD
Edfu small temple
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), IV, 37c

Variants

Golden Horus name
Golden Horus name of Ptolemy VIII: Wer pehty neb habu-sed mi itef Ptah Tatenen it netjeru ity mi Ra
Wer pehty neb habu-sed mi itef Ptah Tatenen it netjeru ity mi Ra
 wr-pḥti nb-ḥbw-sd-mi-it.f-ptḥ-tꜢ-ṯnn-it-nṯrw-ity-mi-rꜤ
 The one great of strength, a possessor of Sed festivals like his father Ptah Tatenen, the father of the gods, and a sovereign like Ra
wr:r-F9*F9:nb-O23-mi-t:f:Z1:f-p:t-H-C18C-t:f:(nTrw)-A311A-x:Z1-mi
Edfu small temple
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), IV, 37c
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 240-241, 8:G
Throne name
Throne name of Ptolemy VIII: Iwa en netjerwy perwy setep en Ptah ir Maat Ra sekhem ankh en Amun
Iwa en netjerwy perwy setep en Ptah ir Maat Ra sekhem ankh en Amun
 iwꜤ-n-nṯrwi-prwi stp.n-ptḥ iri-mꜢꜤt-rꜤ sḫm-Ꜥnḫ-n-imn
 Heir of the two gods, chosen by Ptah, who has accomplished the Maat (of?) Ra, the living image of Amun
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Edfu small temple
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), IV, 37c
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 240-241, 8:T
Birth name
Birth name of Ptolemy VIII: Ptolemys, ankh djet mery Ptah
Ptolemys, ankh djet mery Ptah
 ptwlmis Ꜥnḫ-ḏt mri-ptḥ
 Ptolemaios, living forever, beloved of Ptah
p:t-wA-l:M-i-i-s-anx-D&&&(t:N17)-p:t-H-mr-i-i
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), IV, 36d
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 240-241, 8:E

Variants

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

GreekTransliterationTranscription
Πτολεμαιος Ευεργετης Φυσκων Ptolemaios Euergétēs Phúskōn Ptolemy Euergetes Physcon

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 240–241
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 20 (1915): 307–335
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 182–183

 

 



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