A History of the Ptolemaic Empire

A History of the Ptolemaic Empire

by Gunther Holbl, G?nther H?lbl, Guenther Hoelbl
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415234891

ISBN-13: 9780415234894

Pub. Date: 11/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415234894
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

List of Abbreviations and References

Introduction

Part I: The Beginning and the Golden Age of Ptolemaic Rule

1. Alexander the Great and Ptolemy I Soter

2. The Empire under the Second and Third Ptolemies

3. Royal ideology and Religious Policy from Alexander the Great to Ptolemy III

Part II: Change and Decline of the Hellenistic State of the Ptolemies

4. Foreign Policy and Dynastic History from Ptolemy IV to the "Day of the Elesius" (221-168)

5. Domestic Resistance and the Pharaonic State in Thebes (206-186)

6. The Sacred Kingship from Ptolemy IV until the Early Years of Ptolemy VI

Part III: The Ptolemaic Kingdom under the Shadow of Roman Power

7. History of the Kingdom and Dynasty from the Withdrawal of Antiochos IV to the Interlude of Ptolemy XI

8. The Final Period: Egypt in the Political Designs of Roman Leaders (80-30)

9. Religious Culture and Divine Kingship from Ptolemy VI to Cleopatra VII

Epilogue: Fundamentals of the Development of the Ptolemaic Kingdom

Bibliographical Supplement

Index

Maps

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