Now in the generality of free states, the governors and the governed alternately change place; for an equality without any preference is what nature chooses; however, when one governs and another is governed, she endeavours that there should be a distinction between them in forms, expressions, and honours; according to what Amasis
said of his laver.
But when the ring returns to his table in the belly of a fish, Amasis
realizes that it is "impossible for one man to deliver his fellow man from what is by fate to happen to him" (3.
Aunque si Solon visito Egipto en el reinado de Amasis
, que subio al trono en el ano 570 a.
11) En rigor, en la historia de Egipto hubo un rey Amasis
que reino entre 568 y 525, y pertenecio a la dinastia XXVI (663-525).
So we should be humble and not overestimate the 'sacred', as the author invites us to with the following example: Amasis
became a pharaoh, a living god, only through a change of social status comparable to the change that, by reworking the material, turned a gold bowl used for foot-washing into the image of a god before which all bowed down (pp.
Painter and His World" Vase-Painting in Sixth-Century B.
The Newsletter on Newsletters uses Amasis
for body text (chosen for its nostalgic resemblance to the Courier New that most newsletters used for almost 30 years) and Arial for headlines.
Apries, of course, is Louis XVI, victim of the wrath of his subjects, while the usurper, Amasis
, represents the Jacobins who governed under the Reign of Terror.
Zed-Khonsu-ef-'ankh's name appears twice in the remains of a temple he built to honour Apries, who ruled Egypt from 589 Bc until Amasis
usurped him in 570 BC, within metres of his family tombs.
An important kylix by the Amasis
painter shows a defecating dog under each handle and on one side of the cup, two prodigiously endowed satyrs pleasuring themselves.
rose from the ranks and appears to have been a capable and judicious sovereign, living at the time of Croesus and the rise of Greek art, philosophy, literature, and science.
But this is misleading, as becomes clear if we consider the case of Amasis
, the last great ruler of the twenty-sixth dynasty, whose reign lasted forty-four years, from 570 to 526 BC.