Settlements of the Ptolemies: City Foundations and New Settlement in the Hellenistic World
New settlement, relocation and migration have been part of human life right from the beginning. It is an essential ingredient of socio-economic life in antiquity and in the modern world. This book tells the history of new cities and settlement under the Ptolemies (332 to 30 BC). The Ptolemies ruled Egypt, numerous Aegean Islands, large stretches of the Mediterranean and Red Sea coasts for three centuries. They up-rooted, transferred, replanted and attracted people to new and old settlements throughout their realm. Departing from the traditional emphasis on Egypt only, or outside Egypt only, and bridging the scholarly divides between Egyptologists, Classicists, Archaeologists and Geographers, this study offers an innovative framework for understanding the structure of and processes underlying new Ptolemaic settlement. By assessing topics such as bilingual toponyms, spatial settlement networks and the rural impact of new foundations, population size, urban differentiation, politics and programmes that facilitated new settllement, the author draws the first comprehensive and multivariant picture of the basis for Ptolemaic power: land, people and cities.
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PTOLEMAIC FOUNDATIONS AS REGIONAL SYSTEMS
THE DISTRIBUTION OF PTOLEMAIC FOUNDATIONS
FOUNDING NEW SETTLEMENT PATTERNS
METHODS OF FOUNDATION
PTOLEMAIC FOUNDATIONS AS URBAN SYSTEMS
LIFE IN A SETTLEMENT ORGANISATION AND FUNCTION
MOVING PEOPLE OR TIME TO MIGRATE2
Estimated Population Size for Settlements in the Ptole
A Gazetteer of Ptolemaic Dynastic Settlements
URBAN STRUCTURE AND ORIGIN
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