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A History of the Ptolemaic Empire

A History of the Ptolemaic Empire

  • Author: Günther Hölbl
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113511983X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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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.

Geschichte des Ptolemäerreiches

Geschichte des Ptolemäerreiches

Politik, Ideologie und religiöse Kultur von Alexander dem Grossen bis zur römischen Eroberung

  • Author: Günther Hölbl
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783806218688
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  • Page: 414
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Die Ptolemäer waren eine der großen Herrscherdynastien Ägyptens. Diese umfassende Gesamtdarstellung führt durch die Geschichte ihrer Blütezeit, den letzten drei Jahrhunderten vor Christi Geburt.

A History of Egypt under the Ptolemaic Dynasty (Routledge Revivals)

A History of Egypt under the Ptolemaic Dynasty (Routledge Revivals)

  • Author: Edwyn Bevan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317682254
  • Category: History
  • Page: 415
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First published in 1927, this title presents a well-regarded study of this intriguing and often over-looked period of Egyptian history, both for the general reader and the student of Hellenism. Edwyn Bevan describes his work as ‘an attempt to tell afresh the story of a great adventure, Greek rule in the land of the Pharaohs...which ends with the astounding episode of Cleopatra’. The result is a remarkable synthesis of historical scholarship, prose style and breadth of vision, which will still prove to be of value to Egypt enthusiasts and students of Egyptology.

Settlements of the Ptolemies

Settlements of the Ptolemies

City Foundations and New Settlement in the Hellenistic World

  • Author: Katja Mueller
  • Publisher: Peeters Publishers
  • ISBN: 9789042917095
  • Category: History
  • Page: 249
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Unlike the Seleukid's the Ptolemies did not at first glance create numerous eye-catching cities.

Kleopatra

Kleopatra

Ein Leben

  • Author: Stacy Schiff
  • Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641083311
  • Category: History
  • Page: 448
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Die glänzend erzählte Lebensgeschichte der legendären ägyptischen Königin Kleopatra VII., letzter weiblicher Pharao Ägyptens, ist heute hinter Mythen, übler Nachrede und märchenhafter Schönheit verborgen. Stacy Schiff , Pulitzer-Preisträgerin, zeigt in ihrer Biografie dank intensiver Recherche und neuer Auswertung antiker Quellen nicht nur die laszive Verführerin und das intrigante Machtweib, sondern enthüllt eine außerordentlich starke Herrscherin – selbstbewusst, versiert in politischem Kalkül, diplomatisch und visionär. Detailfülle und Mut zum zugespitzten historischen Urteil, sprachliche Eleganz und provokantspritzige Porträts der mächtigen Mit- und Gegenspieler an Kleopatras Seite versetzen den Leser ins alte Reich am Nil mit seinem weltläufigen Charme und seiner machtpolitischen Unerbittlichkeit.

A History of World Societies Vol. 1 To 1715

A History of World Societies Vol. 1 To 1715

  • Author: CTI Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
  • ISBN: 1478439726
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 96
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Facts101 is your complete guide to A History of World Societies Vol. 1 To 1715. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

A History of the Hellenistic World

A History of the Hellenistic World

323 - 30 BC

  • Author: R. Malcolm Errington
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444359592
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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A History of the Hellenistic World provides an engaging look at the Macedonian monarchies in the period following the reign of Alexander the Great, and examines their impact on the Greek world. Offers a clearly organized narrative with particular emphasis on state and governmental structures Makes extensive use of inscriptions in translation to illustrate the continuing vitality of the Greek city states prior to the Roman conquest Emphasizes the specific Macedonian origins of all active participants in the creation of the Hellenistic world Highlights the relationships between Greek city-states and Macedonian monarchies

A History of the Middle East

A History of the Middle East

4th Edition

  • Author: Peter Mansfield
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141966572
  • Category: History
  • Page: 592
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Over the centuries the Middle East has confounded the dreams of conquerors and peacemakers alike. This now-classic book, fully updated to 2009, follows the historic struggles of the region over the last two hundred years, from Napoleon's assault on Egypt, through the slow decline and fall of the Ottoman Empire, to the painful emergence of modern nations, the Palestinian question and Islamic resurgence. For this third edition, Economist journalist and Middle East correspondent Nicolas Pelham has written an extensive new chapter examining recent developments throughout the Middle East, including the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, the situation in Iran, the continuing Arab-Israeli conflict and relations with the US under President Obama.

A History of Theatre in Africa

A History of Theatre in Africa

  • Author: Martin Banham
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9781139451499
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: N.A
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This book aims to offer a broad history of theatre in Africa. The roots of African theatre are ancient and complex and lie in areas of community festival, seasonal rhythm and religious ritual, as well as in the work of popular entertainers and storytellers. Since the 1950s, in a movement that has paralleled the political emancipation of so much of the continent, there has also grown a theatre that comments back from the colonized world to the world of the colonists and explores its own cultural, political and linguistic identity. A History of Theatre in Africa offers a comprehensive, yet accessible, account of this long and varied chronicle, written by a team of scholars in the field. Chapters include an examination of the concepts of 'history' and 'theatre'; North Africa; Francophone theatre; Anglophone West Africa; East Africa; Southern Africa; Lusophone African theatre; Mauritius and Reunion; and the African diaspora.

Hellenistic Egypt

Hellenistic Egypt

Monarchy, Society, Economy, Culture

  • Author: Jean Bingen,Roger S. Bagnall
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520251410
  • Category: History
  • Page: 305
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"The most comprehensive account of the economy, society, and culture of Hellenistic Egypt available in English."--J.G. Manning, author of Land and Power in Ptolemaic Egypt: The Structure of Land Tenure

A History of Cyprus

A History of Cyprus

  • Author: George Hill
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108020623
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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A rich, varied history of conquerors and colonizers which recognizes the centrality of Cyprus to the Mediterranean world.

Great Battles of the Hellenistic World

Great Battles of the Hellenistic World

  • Author: Joseph Pietrykowski
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1848847106
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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For almost two centuries the Macedonian phalanx, created by Philip II and refined by his son, Alexander the Great, dominated the battlefields of the ancient world from the sweltering riverbanks of India to the wooded hills of Italy. As the preferred weapon of some of antiquity’s greatest commanders, this powerful military system took centre stage in many of the largest and most decisive conflicts of ancient times. In Great Battles of the Hellenistic World, Joseph Pietrykowski explores the struggles that shook the ancient world and shaped history. From the structure and composition of the opposing armies, to the strategy of their campaigns, to the leadership decisions and tactics that decided the engagements, Great Battles of the Hellenistic World examines seventeen landmark conflicts from Chaironeia to Pydna over the course of 170 years of bloody warfare

Historical Roots of the Old Testament (1200–63 BCE)

Historical Roots of the Old Testament (1200–63 BCE)

  • Author: Richard D. Nelson
  • Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
  • ISBN: 1628370068
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 314
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A thorough overview of the history of ancient Israel for research and classroom use Richard D. Nelson charts the beginning of the Iron Age and the emergence of Israel and its literature, including the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, the downfall of Israel, Judah in the Assyrian and Babylonian periods, Yehud and Persia, and the Hellenistic period. Each chapter provides a summary of the period under consideration, a historical reconstruction of the period, based on biblical and extrabiblical evidence; a critical study of the biblical literature deriving from or associated with the period, and theological conclusions that readers may draw from the relevant biblical texts. Features: Balanced coverage of controversial topics Extensive bibliographies at the beginning of each chapter Lists of rulers and key dates for reference and classroom use

Encyclopedia of African History 3-Volume Set

Encyclopedia of African History 3-Volume Set

  • Author: Kevin Shillington
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135456690
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1912
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Covering the entire continent from Morocco, Libya, and Egypt in the north to the Cape of Good Hope in the south, and the surrounding islands from Cape Verde in the west to Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles in the east, the Encyclopedia of African History is a new A-Z reference resource on the history of the entire African continent. With entries ranging from the earliest evolution of human beings in Africa to the beginning of the twenty-first century, this comprehensive three volume Encyclopedia is the first reference of this scale and scope. Also includes 99 maps.

The Ptolemies, the Sea and the Nile

The Ptolemies, the Sea and the Nile

Studies in Waterborne Power

  • Author: Kostas Buraselis,Mary Stefanou,Dorothy J. Thompson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107033357
  • Category: History
  • Page: 274
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How the power of the Ptolemies depended upon control of waterways, the easiest form of communication in the ancient world.

Cleopatra

Cleopatra

A Biography

  • Author: Duane W. Roller
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199829969
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 252
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Few personalities from classical antiquity are more familiar yet more poorly grasped than Cleopatra (69-30 BC), queen of Egypt. In this work, Duane Roller has written the definitive biography of the queen, not as a figure in popular culture or even in the arts and literature of the last 500 years, but as the last Greek queen of Egypt.

The Hellenistic Age

The Hellenistic Age

  • Author: Peter Thonemann
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0191076805
  • Category: History
  • Page: 144
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The three centuries which followed the conquests of Alexander are perhaps the most thrilling of all periods of ancient history. This was an age of cultural globalization: in the third century BC, a single language carried you from the Rhône to the Indus. A Celt from the lower Danube could serve in the mercenary army of a Macedonian king ruling in Egypt, and a Greek philosopher from Cyprus could compare the religions of the Brahmins and the Jews on the basis of first-hand knowledge of both. Kings from Sicily to Tajikistan struggled to meet the challenges of ruling multi-ethnic states, and Greek city-states came together under the earliest federal governments known to history. The scientists of Ptolemaic Alexandria measured the circumference of the earth, while pioneering Greek argonauts explored the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic coast of Africa. Drawing on inscriptions, papyri, coinage, poetry, art, and archaeology Peter Thonemann opens up the history and culture of the vast Hellenistic world, from the death of Alexander the Great (323 BC) to the Roman conquest of the Ptolemaic kingdom (30 BC).

The Politics of Pessimism in Ecclesiastes

The Politics of Pessimism in Ecclesiastes

  • Author: Mark R. Sneed
  • Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
  • ISBN: 1589836359
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 358
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Scholars attempt to resolve the problem of the book of Ecclesiastes’ heterodox character in one of two ways, either explaining away the book’s disturbing qualities or radicalizing and championing it as a precursor of modern existentialism. This volume offers an interpretation of Ecclesiastes that both acknowledges the unorthodox nature of Qoheleth’s words and accounts for its acceptance among the canonical books of the Hebrew Bible. It argues that, instead of being the most secular and modern of biblical books, Ecclesiastes is perhaps one of the most religious and primitive. Bringing a Weberian approach to Ecclesiastes, it represents a paradigm of the application of a social-science methodology.

From the Records of a Priestly Family from Memphis

From the Records of a Priestly Family from Memphis

  • Author: Eve A. E. Reymond
  • Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783447021685
  • Category: History
  • Page: 285
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Within the frame of studies devoted to the history of Egypt under the Ptolemies, E. A. E. Reymond presents documentary sources relating to the history of a family of Memphite priests who occupied a prominent position. Their records, inscribed in hieroglyphic and Demotic writing on funerary stelae, range in date from the time of Ptolemy II Philadelphos to the Roman invasion and shed new light on the inter-relationship of Greek sovereigns, Egyptian priesthood and native nobility. This volume includes the relevant texts together with translations, indices and photographs of the monuments concerned.