Ptolemy of Egypt

Ptolemy of Egypt

by Walter M. Ellis, M. Ellis Walter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415100208

ISBN-13: 9780415100205

Pub. Date: 12/28/1993

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Ptolemy was the creator of the longest lasting of the Hellenistic kingdoms. He created a state whose cultural importance was unparalleled until the coming of Rome. He encouraged the erection of the Pharos Lighthouse, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, as well as creating a library which eventually contained the greatest collection of books until

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Ptolemy was the creator of the longest lasting of the Hellenistic kingdoms. He created a state whose cultural importance was unparalleled until the coming of Rome. He encouraged the erection of the Pharos Lighthouse, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, as well as creating a library which eventually contained the greatest collection of books until relatively recent times. Ptolemy's institution of higher learning, the Museum, gave birth to the greatest advancements in science before the seventeenth century of our own era.
In this work, the first biography of Ptolemy in any language, Professor Ellis charts Ptolemy's extraordinary achievements in and beyond Egypt in the context of the fragmentation of Alexander's enormous empire and the creation of the Hellenistic state.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415100205
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of maps and plates
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
List of ancient sources
1In the Shadow of Alexander1
2Ptolemy the Historian17
3The Successors23
4Ptolemy as Satrap28
5The War With Perdiccas36
6The War With Antigonus41
7Ptolemy the King52
Epilog64
The family of Ptolemy71
Chronological table72
Glossary of personal names74
Notes85
Select bibliography93
Index99

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