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OGIS: 82


A DEDICATION AT EDFU BY LICHAS, AN ELEPHANT HUNTER

Greek text:   OGIS_82
Date:   217-208 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

The hunts for war elephants in Nubia, which began in the reign of Ptolemy II, continued until the reign of Ptolemy IV; and Lichas was clearly a successful hunter - one of the elephant hunting grounds was named after him ( Strab_16.773 ). Edfu (Apollonopolis Magna) was a common destination for travellers coming back from the far south; see THI_85.


Dedicated to king Ptolemaios and queen Arsinoē, the gods Philopatores, and to Sarapis and Isis, by Lichas of Acarnania, the son of Pyrrhos, when he was sent as commander of elephant hunting for the second time.

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