A History of the Ptolemaic Empire

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Psychology Press, 2001 - History - 373 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The empire under the second and third Ptolemies
35
the second Ptolemaic couple
37
Ptolemaic activities outside the eastern Mediterranean
54
PART ii
61
Royal ideology and religious policy from Alexander
77
Basileus Hellenistic ruler cult and the Greek god
90
bullhorns
97
and double crown
185
Egypt in the political designs
222
Religious culture and divine kingship from Ptolemy VI
257
scenes of the king with the cartouches of Ptolemy XII
260
Epilogue Fundamentals of the development of the Ptolemaic kingdom
304
Bibliographical supplement
313
The Ptolemic family to Ptolemy V
354
Index
360

Change and decline of the Hellenistic state of
125
Domestic resistance and the Pharaonic state in Thebes
153
The sacred kingship from Ptolemy IV until the early
160
PART iii
179
Geographic terms
367
The Ptolemaic empire as a great power in the eastern
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