Egyptian historian and priest from Ancient Egyptwd:Q174380
country of citizenship: Egypt
language of expression: Ancient Greek
occupation: high priest, historian
position held: high priest
Manetho (; Koinē Greek: Μανέθων Manéthōn, gen.: Μανέθωνος) is believed to have been an Egyptian priest from Sebennytos (Coptic: Ϫⲉⲙⲛⲟⲩϯ, romanized: Čemnouti) who lived in the Ptolemaic Kingdom in the early third century BC, during the Hellenistic period. He authored the Aegyptiaca (History of Egypt) in Greek, a major chronological source for the reigns of the kings of ancient Egypt. It is unclear if he wrote his history and king list during the reign of Ptolemy I Soter or Ptolemy II Philadelphos, but no later than that of Ptolemy III Euergetes.
Only two full English translations of Manetho's Aegyptiaca have been published, by William Gillan Waddell in 1940 and by Gerald P. Verbrugghe and John Moore Wickersham in 2001.
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