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Title: Les derniers temps du Sérapéum d'Alexandrie
Subtitle: Un nouveau témoin copte
Author(s): LOUIS, Catherine
Journal: Journal of Coptic Studies
Volume: 17    Date: 2015   
Pages: 109-126
DOI: 10.2143/JCS.17.0.3132121

Abstract :
Among the Coptic fragments preserved at the Ifao in Cairo there is a parchment sheet (Inv. No. 51) belonging to a florilegium. This fragment deals with the last times of the Alexandrian Serapeum and contains what seems to be an imperial letter reported by clerics. The letter gives order to close the temple because of troubles that pagan cults bring about within the city. This paper attempts to set forth the text and to replace it in its codicological context, before trying to understand its originality or its dependence regarding the Coptic tradition which it belongs to.

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