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Psammétique le tyran. Pouvoir, usurpation et alliances en Méditerranée orientale au IVe siècle av. J.-C

  title={Psamm{\'e}tique le tyran. Pouvoir, usurpation et alliances en M{\'e}diterran{\'e}e orientale au IVe si{\`e}cle av. J.-C},
  author={J.-Y. Carrez-Maratray},
  • J.-Y. Carrez-Maratray
  • Published 2005
  • Art
  • The scholia in Aristophanes' Plutus 178d mention a «tyrant Psammetichus », which is clearly a miswriting of «tyrant Psammuthis ». From then on, we can say with some confidence that, in 388 B.C., Athens and the Egyptian king Achoris signed a treaty whose aim was to overthrow Psammuthis and replace Achoris on his throne. This reconstruction of events nicely fits with D. Devauchelle reckonings of Achoris'reign: i.e. 13 years divided in two parts, 5 years before Psammuthis'coup d'Etat and 8 years… CONTINUE READING
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