Reminder: Toronto Chapter Lecture FEBRUARY 12th
- The Royal Titulary of the 18th Dynasty: Change and ContinuityThe phraseology used to compose the royal titularies during the Eighteenth Dynasty was as varied as it was circumscribed. Following a long-established tradition, the Eighteenth Dynasty kings chose names that corresponded to the situation they inherited at their accession. The early rulers of the family looked to celebrated predecessors for inspiration to compose their royal titulary, while the later pharaohs looked more closely in time to their immediate predecessors. From belligerent phrases to wishes for prosperity and longevity, the kings revealed much about themselves and their personalities through their chosen titulary.
About The Speaker: Ronald Leprohon did his undergraduate work at Loyola College (now Concordia University) and his graduate work at University of Toronto. From 1981 until 1983, when he accepted a teaching post at University of Toronto, he was Director of Canadian Institute in Egypt. He is an 11-time winner of the "Dean's Excellence Award" from the Faculty of Arts and Science at U of T. He is the author of dozens of articles, reviews and encyclopaedia entries on a variety of topics from Napatan shawabtis to ritual drama in pharaonic Egypt.