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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.

Egypt in the Age of Cleopatra

Egypt in the Age of Cleopatra

History and Society Under the Ptolemies

  • Author: Michel Chauveau
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801485763
  • Category: History
  • Page: 226
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Few other civilizations rival Ancient Egypt in its power to capture the modern imagination, and Cleopatra VII, monarch at the end of the Ptolemaic period, has always been preeminent among its cast of characters. Coming to power just before the unstable state was about to be absorbed into an autocratic empire, Cleopatra oversaw not only Egypt's progress as an influential regional power but also the fragile peace of its ethnically mixed population.Michel Chauveau looks at many facets of life under this queen and her dynasty, drawing on such sources as firsthand accounts, numismatics, and Greek, Demotic, and hieroglyphic inscriptions. His use of such sources helps to free the narrative of dependence on later (and usually hostile) Greek and Roman historians. By taking up such subjects as funeral customs, language and writing, social class structure, religion, and administration, he affords the reader an unprecedented and comprehensive picture of Greek and Egyptian life in both the cities and the countryside.Originally published in French in 1997, Egypt in the Age of Cleopatra fulfills a long-standing need for an accessible introduction to the social, economic, religious, military, and cultural history of Ptolemaic Egypt.

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.

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.

An Introduction to the Ancient World

An Introduction to the Ancient World

  • Author: Lukas De Blois,R.J. van der Spek
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134047924
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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Integrating the results of scholarly work from the past decade, the authors of An Introduction to the Ancient World, Lukas de Blois and R.J. van der Spek, have fully-updated and revised all sixteen chapters of this best-selling introductory textbook. Covering the history and culture of the ancient Near East, Greece and Rome within the framework of a short narrative history of events, this book offers an easily readable, integrated overview for students of history, classics, archaeology and philosophy, whether at college, at undergraduate level or among the wider reading public. This revised second edition offers a new section on early Christianity and more specific information on the religions, economies, and societies of the ancient Near East. There is extended coverage of Greek, Macedonian and Near Eastern history of the fourth to second centuries BC and the history of the Late Roman Republic. The consequences of Julius Caesar’s violent death are covered in more detail, as are the history and society of Imperial Rome. This new edition is: comprehensive: covers 3,000 years of ancient history and provides the basis for a typical one-semester course lavishly illustrated: contains maps, line drawings and plates to support and supplement the text, with updated captions clearly and concisely written: two established and respected university teachers with thirty years' experience in the subject areas well-organized: traces the broad outline of political history but also concentrates on particular topics user-friendly: includes chapter menus, an extensive and expanded bibliography organized by subject area and three appendices, an improved introduction and the addition of an epilogue.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Light Against Darkness

Light Against Darkness

Dualism in Ancient Mediterranean Religion and the Contemporary World

  • Author: Armin Lange,Eric M. Meyers
  • Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • ISBN: 3525550162
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 368
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Light Against Darkness is comprised of articles that put on display the power and pervasiveness of dualistic thought. Dualism has proved a potent cultural tool for clarifying and ordering reality. Particularly in times of social stress and psychological insecurity, it can offer a valuable conceptual grid that provides orientation to the world and a clear sense of identity. At the same time, though, there are important questions to be asked about the social effects of binary thinking. As history amply illustrates, dualistic notions can readily be deployed to legitimate cultural demonization and to rationalize violence. At a deeper level, a dualist worldview can also obscure the possibilities to be found in multiplicity. The articles in this volume treat Dualism across a wide historical spectrum and from multiple methodological perspectives. The studies are organized around the religious and cultural contexts of Ancient Judaism and they include contributions from leading voices on ancient Persia, Israel, Greece, and Egypt. Experts on modern religious and philosophical thought not only lend context to concepts applied to the ancient world, but engage recent European and American experiments in binary thought. All of the studies contribute to a richer and more complete portrait of dualism in ancient Judaism.

Egyptian Cultural Icons in Midrash

Egyptian Cultural Icons in Midrash

  • Author: Rivka Ulmer
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110223929
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 404
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Rabbinic midrash of late antiquity and the early medieval period visualized Egypt and presented Egyptian religious concepts and icons. Midrash is analyzed in a cross-cultural perspective utilizing insights from the discipline of Egyptology. Topics: the Greco-Roman Nile god, Isis, Serapis and other gods, festivals, mummy portraits, funeral customs, the Egyptian language, Pharaohs, Cleopatra, Alexandria, the divine eye. The hermeneutical role of Egyptian cultural icons in midrash is explored.

The Rosetta Stone

The Rosetta Stone

  • Author: E. A. Wallis Budge
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486157229
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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Fascinating account of great linguistic detective story — discovery of Stone, history of the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphics; work of Young, Champollion, other scholars; much more. 23 photographs. Bibliography.

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.