Aida, Aetos, and the Rosetta Stone

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In this article, the author discusses the development of Aida which an opera based on a scenario often attributed to French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette. He mentions the Rosetta Stone, an ancient Egyptian granodiorite stele, which contains Greek version about Greek deity including Hephaestus, Helios, and Zeus. He suggests that Mariette derived the name of the opera from Rosetta stone.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-198
Number of pages12
JournalActa Musicologica
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013


  • ROSETTA Stone
  • HEPHAESTUS (Greek deity)
  • HELIOS (Greek deity)
  • ZEUS (Greek deity)
  • MARIETTE, Auguste


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