A History of the Ptolemaic Empire

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Psychology Press, 2001 - 373 pagine
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This compelling narrative provides the only comprehensive guide in English to the rise and decline of Ptolemaic rule in Egypt over three centuries - from the death of Alexander in 323 BC to the tragic deaths of Antony and Cleopatra in 30 BC.
The skilful integration of material from a vast array of sources allows the reader to trace the political and religious development of one of the most powerful empires of the ancient eastern Mediterranean. It shows how the success of the Ptolemies was due in part to their adoption of many features of the Egyptian Pharaohs who preceded them - their deification and funding of cults and temples throughout Egypt.
 

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Introduction
1
PART I The beginning and the golden age of Ptolemaic rule
6
PART II Change and decline of the Hellenistic state of the Ptolomies
124
PART III The Ptolemic kingdom under the shadow of Roman power
178
Epilogue Fundamentals of the development of the Ptolemaic kingdom
304
Bibliographical supplement
313
Appendix Overview of the events discussed in the history of the Ptolemaic kingdom
318
Index
360
Map 1 The Ptolemaic empire as a great power in the eastern Mediterranean basin
374
Map 2 Ptolemaic Egypt
377
Map 3 Alexandria in 30 BC
378
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Holbl is a Professor at the Universities of Vienna and Salzburg, and a scientific official at the Kunsthitorisches Museum in Vienna.

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