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Dissertation Daniel Arpagaus: Zeichen, die die Welt bedeuten
Project funded by own resources
Project title Dissertation Daniel Arpagaus: Zeichen, die die Welt bedeuten
Principal Investigator(s) Bickel, Susanne
Loprieno, Antonio
Project Members Arpagaus, Daniel
Organisation / Research unit Departement Altertumswissenschaften / Ägyptologie (Bickel)
Project start 01.01.2009
Probable end 31.12.2013
Status Completed

Dissertation project of Daniel Arpagaus

The dissertation aims at investigating Ptolemaic period hieroglyphic writings - mainly from the Edfu and Dendera temples - that convey a surplus of meaning via the spelling of individual words. While research so far referred to such writings mainly under the label of ‹cryptography›, a current approach has not only coined the new term ‹visual poetry› (Ludwig D. Morenz), but focuses on the strategies of ‹Schriftbildlichkeit› that are involved. As hieroglyps formed a pictoral script from the outset, this is all the more true for Ptolemaic with its thousands of newly developed signs and sign variants. Thus, the vast text corpora of Edfu and Dendera provide an ideal field for investigation.

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