Pelusium


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Pelusium

(pĭlo͞o`shēəm), ancient city of Egypt, on the easternmost branch of the Nile (long since silted up) and c.20 mi (30 km) E of modern Port Said. It was especially important as a frontier fortress against attacks from the east. The Assyrians under Sennacherib were supposedly struck by pestilence at Pelusium, and in 525 B.C. the Persians under Cambyses overthrew Psamtik III there. There are Roman remains on the site. It is mentioned in the Bible under the name Sin.
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It takes us beneath Suez and opens into the Gulf of Pelusium.
At the Battle of Pelusium, the ancient Persians defeated the Egyptians with the help of which animal?
At the beginning of book 3 of Achilles Tatius' Leucippe and Clitophon, the protagonists survive a shipwreck and arrive on the coast at Pelusium, where they go to the temple to express gratitude for their safety and ask for a response regarding their friends lost in the storm.
This volume publishes 27 Greek papyri from the University of Michigan Papyrus Collection dealing with the transport of grain as payment of taxes from Oxyrhynchus to Alexandria or Pelusium, Egypt.
In the descriptions of the royal funerary rituals preserved in the pyramid texts, inscribed on the walls of the pyramids at Saqqara and dating to the Old Kingdom (2575-2150 BC), five different wines were presented in the food offering ritual: Delta wine, wine in an abesh jar, wine from Buto, wine from Mariut and wine from Pelusium (Poo 1986; Allen 2005).
The general met his end on the Egyptian shores of Pelusium at the hands of associates of Ptolemy XII; the murder was committed in the pharaoh's effort to ingratiate himself with Julius Caesar, whose heart was the captive of the last of the Egyptian pharaohs, Cleopatra VII.
After landing at Pelusium, Leucippe and Clitophon visit the temple of Zeus Casius to offer thanks for their escape from death at sea.
4): description of the strong Roman camp at Pelusium, gate of the east, makes the reader long for a study of how it could have been defeated by 'Amr's forces.
Last year, Fresh Faces in Fashion showcased an unforgettable evening under the stars showcasing Miami's own Pelusium, Uli Herzner (now of Project Runway fame), MIA Swimwear and Ecliptica, as well as Sarah Luna (New York), Tomer (New York), and local accessory designers Patricia Costa, Lauren Carina, and Jennifer Zeuner.
The highlight of the tale, namely Cyrus' temperance vis-a-vis Panthea's beauty (he refuses to see her), becomes a literary topos for self-restraint, from Plutarch to the fifth-century Isidorus of Pelusium.
Basil, Philo, and Isidore of Pelusium," Vigiliae Christianae 46:2 (June 1992): 172-189.
The present volume seeks to give voice to long-silenced Pelusium on the model provided by the Corpus des inscriptions d'gypte inaugurated in 1953 by Etiene and Andre Bernand.