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Krokodilopolis (Medinet el-Fayum)
Egypt - Arsinoites (Fayum), city area of Krokodilopolis (00d)

GEO ID: 327
Name: Krokodilopolis
Greek name: Κροκοδίλων Πόλις - Πτολεμαὶς Εὐεργέτις - Ἀρσινοιτῶν Πόλις - Ἀρσινόη
Latin name: Arsinoe - Crialon
Egyptian name: Šdt (Šty) - ȝrsynȝ
Coptic name: ⲡⲉⲓⲟⲙ - ⲡⲟⲗⲓⲥ
Other: Al-Madina (Arabic)
Modern name: Medinet el-Fayum
Variant names: Krokodilopolis (Krokodilon Polis) - Ptolemais Euergetis - Shedet (Chédet) - Arsinoiton Polis - Arsinoe - Crialon - Medinet el-Fayum - sites including Kiman Fares (Kom Faris); Tell Azab (Deir el-'Azab - the monastery of Anba Abraam); Kom el-Addame; El-Gebeli
Ethnic: Arsinoites (Arsinoitis) - Krokodilopolites - Ptolemaieus - Šd.ty (Št.ty)
Region (3rd c. BC): 00
Egyptian Nome: d
Provincia (ca. 200 AD): Aegyptus
Other adm. affiliation:
Status: city: polis; metropolis; nout; civitas; oppidum
Country: Egypt
Modern region:
Location: Tell Azab lies at ca. 3 km from Kiman Fares; El-Gebeli lies 'at 10 minutes' from Kiman Fares
Identification: 00 Theodosioupolis (2375)? 00a Astar (355)? 00 Tesh (2622)? 00 Ra-cha (2572)?; cf. also 00 Arsinoites (Fayum) (332)
Repertoria: Dizionario I 2, p. 219; III, p. 156 (1); p. 157 (1); IV, p. 205 (2); p. 211; Suppl. 1, p. 60 (1); p. 62; Suppl. 4, p. 20 (2); p. 20 (bis); p. 20-42; p. 113 (2); p. 113; Suppl. 5, p. 19 (2); p. 19 (bis); p. 84; Gauthier, Dictionnaire V, 1928, p. 150;
Pleiades: 736948
Geonames: 0
Bibliography: Pietschmann, RE, 1895, col. 1277-1278, s.v. Arsinoe 3; Wb 4, 1930, p. 567; Gardiner, AEO 2 (1947), p. 116*-117* no. 392B; Bonnet, RÄRG, 1952, p. 394; Oastes, BASP 12 (1975), p. 113-120; P. L. Bat. 21, 1981, p. 480; Gomaà, Besiedlung 1, 1986, p. 392-395; Pestman, New Pap. Primer, 1990, p. 310; Bogaert, ZPE 120 (1998), p. 176-179; Casarico, ZPE 130 (2000), p. 207-210; Hoffmann, Dem. Conf. VII (Copenhagen 1999), 2002, p. 226; CDD ȝ, 2002, p. 48-49; Kruit / Worp, Tyche 18 (2003), p. 55-57; Clarysse, Pap. Lup 14 (2005), p. 70; Mueller, Settlements of the Ptolemies, 2006, p. 24; p. 208 no. 67; Fraser, Greek ethnic terminology, 2009, p. 342; CDD Š, 2010, p. 237 (bis); ; Widmer, Résurrection d’Osiris, 2015, p. 58
Maps: Falivene, Herakleopolite nome, 1998, pl.; Barrington Atlas, 2000, pl. 75 D2; Baines / Malek, Atlas, 2002, p. 121
Notes: new reading in CPR 1 11, 40 (no toponym; cf. Hagedorn, ZPE 145 (2003), p. 224); new reading in Tyche 22 (2007), p. 109-118 (= SB 6 9294), l. 28 (no toponym); new reading in P. Cairo Zen. 3 59403, 3 (no toponym; cf. Reekman, Egypt and the Hellenistic world (Stud. Hell. 27), 1983, p. 338 n. 76); new reading in P. Turner 26, 8 (no toponym; cf. BL 8, p. 498)

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