Settlements of the Ptolemies: City Foundations and New Settlement in the Hellenistic World
Peeters Publishers, 2006 - 249 pagine
New settlement, relocation and migration have been part of human life right from the beginning. It is an essential ingredient of socio-economic life in antiquity and in the modern world. This book tells the history of new cities and settlement under the Ptolemies (332 to 30 BC). The Ptolemies ruled Egypt, numerous Aegean Islands, large stretches of the Mediterranean and Red Sea coasts for three centuries. They up-rooted, transferred, replanted and attracted people to new and old settlements throughout their realm. Departing from the traditional emphasis on Egypt only, or outside Egypt only, and bridging the scholarly divides between Egyptologists, Classicists, Archaeologists and Geographers, this study offers an innovative framework for understanding the structure of and processes underlying new Ptolemaic settlement. By assessing topics such as bilingual toponyms, spatial settlement networks and the rural impact of new foundations, population size, urban differentiation, politics and programmes that facilitated new settllement, the author draws the first comprehensive and multivariant picture of the basis for Ptolemaic power: land, people and cities.
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DYNASTIC TOPONYMS MAKING AND USAGE
PTOLEMAIC FOUNDATIONS AS REGIONAL SYSTEMS
THE DISTRIBUTION OF PTOLEMAIC FOUNDATIONS
FOUNDING NEW SETTLEMENT PATTERNS
METHODS OF FOUNDATION
CONCLUSION FROM REGIONAL VARIABILITY TO EMPIRE
URBAN STRUCTURE AND ORIGIN Ιος
activities administrative Aetolia Alexandria already ancient appears approach archaeological Arsinoe Asia Minor attested Atum Berenike building centre century BC Cohen continuity Cyprus Cyrenaica Cyrene Demotic density dynastic name dynastic settlements early Eastern Egypt Egyptian ethnic existing facilities Fayum founded founder frequently functioned Greek Hellenistic Hellenistic period houses immigrants important increase insulae king Kleopatra kome land late later located Lower majesty majority ments meris methods migration Nome official period Persian Philadelpheia polis population possessions probably Ptole Ptolemaic empire Ptolemaic foundations Ptolemaic rule Ptolemaic settlement Ptolemais Hermiou Ptolemy II quarter rank Red Sea coast refoundation regions Roman rural settle settlement pattern settlers similar Soter status Strabo street suggests Suppl survey Table temple third throughout tion tlement toponyms town planning urban village