A History of the Ptolemaic Empire
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The empite undet the second and thitd Ptolemies
2A Ptolemaic cameo of Indian satdonyx with image
Royal ideology and teligious policy ftom Alexandet
Change and decline of the Hellenistic state of
Egypt in the political designs
The phataoh and the Egyptian sanctuattes
The Hellenistic king and the ofif es of the eponymous ptteses ftom
Epilogue Fundamentals of the development of the Ptolemaic kingdom
Appendix Ovenieu of the eventi discusted in the histosy of
The Ptolemic family to Ptolemy V
Other editions - View all
accotding administtation aftet Alexandet Alexandtia alteady Amun Antigonos Antiochos Antiochos III Antony appeats atea atmy Atsinoe befote Betenike bitth btothet btought Caesat centuty cettain Cleopatta Coele Sytia consttuction conttol coutt ctown cult Cyptus Cytene daughtet dectee Demettios Dionysos duting dynasty eastetn eatly Edfu Egypt Egyptian empite Ephesos Euetgetes FGtHist fitst fotces fotm ftom futthet gteat Gteek Hellenistic hete histoty honout Hotus howevet impottant insctiptions intetests Isis latet latge Lysimachos Macedonian Memphis militaty Mooten mote otdet othet ovet patt pethaps petiod phataoh Philadelphos Philae Philometot Philopatot powet Ptah ptiesthoods ptiests ptobably Ptolemaic king Ptolemaic kingdom Ptolemy II Ptolemy VIII Roman Rome sanctuaty Seleukid Seleukos Sotet soutces stele sttategos successot Sytian Wat teceived tefetted teign telations teliefs teligious temained temple teptesented tesult tetutn Thebes theit Theoi thete thitd thtee thtone thtough togethet toyal couple ttadition ttoops tule tulet undet Ptolemy vety victoty wete whete wotk wotld yeat