Anass Dakkach


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Bio and Research

I am interested in Greco-Roman Egypt, mainly in the native Egyptian element. My master’s dissertation at Université de Montréal explored the transmission of the ouroboros (the snake biting its own tail) from the Egyptian funerary iconography to the broader esoteric Greco-Roman koine of the Hellenistic and Roman Mediterranean. My area of interest includes now the socioeconomics of the Egyptian priesthood, religion and magic in Greco-Roman Egypt, Afro-Asiatic languages, and more recently medieval Arabic sources dealing with Antiquity.

Research Interests

PhD (Egyptian magic in Roman Egypt, Greek poetry, Afro-Asiatic languages)