denotes Captive Shepherds,
and this on account of the particle HYC; for that HYC, with the aspiration,
in the Egyptian tongue again denotes Shepherds, and that expressly also;
and this to me seems the more probable opinion, and more agreeable to ancient
history. [But Manetho goes on]: "These people, whom we have before
named kings, and called shepherds also, and their descendants," as
he says, "kept possession of Egypt five hundred and eleven years."
After these, he says, "That the kings of Thebais and the other parts
of Egypt made an insurrection against the shepherds, and that there a terrible
and long war was made between them." He says further, "That under
a king, whose name was Alisphragmuthosis, the shepherds were subdued by
him, and were indeed driven out of other parts of Egypt, but were shut
up in a place that contained ten thousand acres; this place was named Avaris."
Manetho says, "That the shepherds built a wall round all this place,
which was a large and a strong wall, an