When the Greeks Ruled Egypt

When the Greeks Ruled Egypt

If Mesopotamian finds could not rival those of Egypt, spicy and gory graphic
details could attract and appeal to the public. News from Egyptian missions and
the importance of the Tutankhamun tomb often caused intentional or uninformed
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Author: Roberta Casagrande-Kim

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691165547

Category: History

Page: 120

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Catalog of an exhibition held at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University, October 8, 2014-January 4, 2015 and the Art Institute of Chicago, October 31, 2013-July 27, 2014.
Categories: History

Portraits of the Ptolemies

Portraits of the Ptolemies

In this book, Paul Edmund Stanwick undertakes the first complete study of Egyptian-style portraits of the Ptolemies.

Author: Paul Edmund Stanwick

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292787476

Category: Art

Page: 256

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As archaeologists recover the lost treasures of Alexandria, the modern world is marveling at the latter-day glory of ancient Egypt and the Greeks who ruled it from the ascension of Ptolemy I in 306 B.C. to the death of Cleopatra the Great in 30 B.C. The abundance and magnificence of royal sculptures from this period testify to the power of the Ptolemaic dynasty and its influence on Egyptian artistic traditions that even then were more than two thousand years old. In this book, Paul Edmund Stanwick undertakes the first complete study of Egyptian-style portraits of the Ptolemies. Examining one hundred and fifty sculptures from the vantage points of literary evidence, archaeology, history, religion, and stylistic development, he fully explores how they meld Egyptian and Greek cultural traditions and evoke surrounding social developments and political events. To do this, he develops a "visual vocabulary" for reading royal portraiture and discusses how the portraits helped legitimate the Ptolemies and advance their ideology. Stanwick also sheds new light on the chronology of the sculptures, giving dates to many previously undated ones and showing that others belong outside the Ptolemaic period.
Categories: Art

Greeks in Ptolemaic Egypt

Greeks in Ptolemaic Egypt

This is a reprint of Naphtali Lewis' important book on the uses of papyrus records reconstructing life in ancient Egypt.

Author: Naphtali Lewis

Publisher: Amer Society of Papyrologists

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111280389

Category: History

Page: 182

View: 334

This is a reprint of Naphtali Lewis' important book on the uses of papyrus records reconstructing life in ancient Egypt. Published in 1986, the first edition of Greeks in Ptolemaic Egypt complemented `Life in Egypt under Roman Rule' (reprinted in 1999 as `Classics in Papyrology 1') by providing a perspective on the earlier period. The author presents a series of portraits, describing the lives of inhabitants ranging from the grand (like the Strategos Diophanes) to the humble (like the village clerk, Menkhes). He sets these figures against a prosperous, busy backdrop which he terms 'Eldorado on the Nile'.
Categories: History

Hellenistic Egypt

Hellenistic Egypt

"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

Author: Jean Bingen

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520251415

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
Categories: History

Graeco Egyptian Interactions

Graeco Egyptian Interactions

"Many of the papers in this volume had their origin in a conference at the University of Reading, Graeco-Aegypto/Aegypto-Graeca: Interactions between Greece and Egypt 700 BCE-300 CE"- Acknowledgements.

Author: Ian Rutherford

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199656127

Category:

Page: 400

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Contact and interaction between Greek and Egyptian culture can be traced in different forms over more than a millennium. Comprising fourteen chapters written by experts in the field, this volume examines this cultural interaction, focusing in particular on literature and textual culture, and covering a wide range of topics such as religion (such as prophecy, hymns, and magic), philosophy, historiography, romance, and translation.
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Counting the People in Hellenistic Egypt Volume 1 Population Registers P Count

Counting the People in Hellenistic Egypt  Volume 1  Population Registers  P  Count

Important study of the economic and social history of Ptolemaic Egypt, based on the salt-tax registers of P. Count.

Author: Willy Clarysse

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052183838X

Category: History

Page: 694

View: 873

This volume publishes fifty-four Ptolemaic papyri from the Fayum and Middle Egypt, with English translations and extensive commentaries. The texts, dating from c. 250-150 BC and written in either Greek or Egyptian demotic, record lists of adults, ordered by village, occupation and social group, and by household, together with the taxes paid on their persons, their livestock and trades. Some are more than twenty columns long. All texts have been studied on the originals by an international team of scholars. Many are published here for the first time; the others have been extensively revised with numerous new joins between fragments. Lists of tax-payers and their payments provide a wealth of information on population and family structure, administrative practice, social and professional groups and naming practices. Providing the documentary basis for the historical studies of Volume II, P. Count is essential for any serious evaluation of that account.
Categories: History

Egypt Greece and Rome

Egypt  Greece  and Rome

Covering more than four thousand years of ancient history, from the early Egyptians to the dawn of Byzantium, an illustrated introduction to the Mediterranean's three major civilizations examines their links and traces their influence up to ...

Author: Charles Freeman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199651917

Category: Art

Page: 759

View: 114

Covering more than four thousand years of ancient history, from the early Egyptians to the dawn of Byzantium, an illustrated introduction to the Mediterranean's three major civilizations examines their links and traces their influence up to the present day. UP.
Categories: Art

The Last Pharaohs

The Last Pharaohs

"This fascinating book has broad views that should appeal to many people who are neither specialists on ancient Egypt nor the ancient Greek world. J. G. Manning has a perfect knowledge of his subject.

Author: J. G. Manning

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691156385

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 130

Presents a history of Ptolemaic Egypt as a state, covering such topics as economic conditions, order and law, and politics.
Categories: Business & Economics

Persian Greek and Roman Rule Ancient Egypt History 4th Grade Children s Ancient History

Persian  Greek and Roman Rule   Ancient Egypt History 4th Grade   Children s Ancient History

n the 7th century, Egypt's borders were constantly being attacked from the east. It
was during the last part of the Byzantine rule that the government was weakened
again and the King of Persia, the Sasanian King Khosrow II sent Persian ...

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781541919174

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 572

There were many nations who influenced the civilization of Ancient Egypt. There were the Persians, the Greeks and the Romans. In this book, your fourth grader will study how each of these nation conquerors shaped the art, culture and tradition of ancient Egypt. Secure a copy of this book today!
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

A History of Egypt under the Ptolemaic Dynasty Routledge Revivals

A History of Egypt under the Ptolemaic Dynasty  Routledge Revivals

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’.

Author: Edwyn Bevan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317682257

Category: History

Page: 415

View: 253

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.
Categories: History

Encomium of Ptolemy Philadelphus

Encomium of Ptolemy Philadelphus

As the first detailed account of this important poem to show how Theocritus might have drawn on the pharaonic traditions of Egypt as well as earlier Greek poetry, this book affords unique insight into how praise poetry for Ptolemy and his ...

Author: Theocritus

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520929373

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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Under Ptolemy II Philadelphus, who ruled Egypt in the middle of the third century B.C.E., Alexandria became the brilliant multicultural capital of the Greek world. Theocritus's poem in praise of Philadelphus—at once a Greek king and an Egyptian pharaoh—is the only extended poetic tribute to this extraordinary ruler that survives. Combining the Greek text, an English translation, a full line-by-line commentary, and extensive introductory studies of the poem's historical and literary context, this volume also offers a wide-ranging and far-reaching consideration of the workings and representation of poetic patronage in the Ptolemaic age. In particular, the book explores the subtle and complex links among Theocritus's poem, modes of praise drawn from both Greek and Egyptian traditions, and the subsequent flowering of Latin poetry in the Augustan age. As the first detailed account of this important poem to show how Theocritus might have drawn on the pharaonic traditions of Egypt as well as earlier Greek poetry, this book affords unique insight into how praise poetry for Ptolemy and his wife may have helped to negotiate the adaptation of Greek culture that changed conditions of the new Hellenistic world. Invaluable for its clear translation and its commentary on genre, dialect, diction, and historical reference in relation to Theocritus's Encomium, the book is also significant for what it reveals about the poem's cultural and social contexts and about Theocritus' devices for addressing his several readerships. COVER IMAGE: The image on the front cover of this book is incorrectly identified on the jacket flap. The correct caption is: Gold Oktadrachm depicting Ptolemy II and Arsinoe (mid-third century BCE; by permission of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).
Categories: Literary Criticism

Hieroglyphs and Arithmetic of the Ancient Egyptian Scribes

Hieroglyphs and Arithmetic of the Ancient Egyptian Scribes

The writing was a message about Ptolemy V, who was an ancient Egyptian ruler.
Because the message was written during the time when the Greeks ruled Egypt,
one of the three languages was Greek. The other two were demotic and ...

Author: Donald Frazer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469136462

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 294

This introductory guide for beginners provides an introduction to the decipherment of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic writing and arithmetic, with a little light hearted humour. All the hieroglyphs portrayed within this book (over 780) are provided free of charge as keyboard characters. They allow the reader to create their own messages, names, numbers and designs which can be easily printed. These hieroglyphs are compatible with all software packages that run on both Windows based and Macintosh computers. This step-by-step guide introduces the reader to the peculiar style of arithmetic and units of measure employed by the ancient Egyptians, from counting loaves and recording the strength of beer to the volume of stone in a pyramid and the recording time.
Categories: History

A History of the Ptolemaic Empire

A History of the Ptolemaic Empire

This historical survey covers 3 centuries from the invasion of Egypt by Alexander the Great to the death of Cleopatra VII (320-30 BC). From their base in Egypt, the Ptolemies created the most powerful empire in the eastern Mediterranean.

Author: Gunther Holbl

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415201454

Category: History

Page: 373

View: 565

This historical survey covers 3 centuries from the invasion of Egypt by Alexander the Great to the death of Cleopatra VII (320-30 BC). From their base in Egypt, the Ptolemies created the most powerful empire in the eastern Mediterranean.
Categories: History

The Gift of the Nile

The Gift of the Nile

Informed by recent work on orientalism and colonialism, this book unravels the significance of these misrepresentations of Egypt in the Greek cultural imagination in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C.E. Looking in particular at issues of ...

Author: Phiroze Vasunia

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520926722

Category: History

Page: 360

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The Egyptians mesmerized the ancient Greeks for scores of years. The Greek literature and art of the classical period are especially thick with representations of Egypt and Egyptians. Yet despite numerous firsthand contacts with Egypt, Greek writers constructed their own Egypt, one that differed in significant ways from actual Egyptian history, society, and culture. Informed by recent work on orientalism and colonialism, this book unravels the significance of these misrepresentations of Egypt in the Greek cultural imagination in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C.E. Looking in particular at issues of identity, otherness, and cultural anxiety, Phiroze Vasunia shows how Greek authors constructed an image of Egypt that reflected their own attitudes and prejudices about Greece itself. He focuses his discussion on Aeschylus Suppliants; Book 2 of Herodotus; Euripides' Helen; Plato's Phaedrus, Timaeus, and Critias; and Isocrates' Busiris. Reconstructing the history of the bias that informed these writings, Vasunia shows that Egypt in these works was shaped in relation to Greek institutions, values, and ideas on such subjects as gender and sexuality, death, writing, and political and ethnic identity. This study traces the tendentiousness of Greek representations by introducing comparative Egyptian material, thus interrogating the Greek texts and authors from a cross-cultural perspective. A final chapter also considers the invasion of Egypt by Alexander the Great and shows how he exploited and revised the discursive tradition in his conquest of the country. Firmly and knowledgeably rooted in classical studies and the ancient sources, this study takes a broad look at the issue of cross-cultural exchange in antiquity by framing it within the perspective of contemporary cultural studies. In addition, this provocative and original work shows how Greek writers made possible literary Europe's most persistent and adaptable obsession: the barbarian.
Categories: History

Ptolemy I

Ptolemy I

This is the first full-length biography of Ptolemy I of Egypt in English.

Author: Ian Worthington

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190202330

Category: Egypt

Page: 280

View: 991

When Rome defeated the forces of Antony and Cleopatra and annexed Egypt, the rule of the longest-lived of the Hellenistic dynasties and one of the most illustrious in Egyptian history came to an end. For nearly three hundred years, the Macedonian dynasty known as the Ptolemaic had controlled Egypt and its mixed population of Egyptians, Greeks, Macedonians, and Jews. The founder of this dynasty, Ptolemy I (367-283/2 BC), was a boyhood friend and eventually personal bodyguard of Alexander the Great, who fought alongside Alexander in the epic battles that toppled the Persian Empire, and brought about a Macedonian Empire stretching from Greece to India. After Alexander's death, his senior staff carved up his vast empire, with Ptolemy gaining control of Egypt. There he built up his power base in Egypt, introduced administrative and economic reforms that made his family fabulously wealthy, and by extending Egypt's possessions overseas founded an Egyptian Empire. In addition to his political and military prowess, Ptolemy was an intellectual, who patronized the mathematician Euclid, wrote an important account of Alexander's campaign in Asia, and established the famous Library and Museum at Alexandria, which were the cultural heart of the entire Hellenistic Age. Ptolemy ruled Egypt until he died of natural causes in his early eighties. Ian Worthington's Ptolemy I--the first full-length biography of its kind in English--traces the life of Ptolemy from his boyhood to his reign as king and pharaoh of Egypt. Throughout, he highlights the achievements that profoundly shaped both Egypt's history and that of the early Hellenistic world. He argues that Ptolemy was by far the greatest of Alexander's Successors, and that he was a conscious imperialist who even boldly attempted to seize Greece and Macedonia, and be a second Alexander.
Categories: Egypt

Cleopatra of Egypt

Cleopatra of Egypt

This book explores the ways in which she was depicted in antiquity, within the context of the iconography of contemporary coinage, statues and other images of Egyptian, Greek and Roman rulers, and then examines the image of Cleopatra from ...

Author: Susan Walker

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025283875

Category: Egypt

Page: 384

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Fabled for her sexual allure and cunning intelligence, Cleopatra VII of Egypt has fascinated generations of admirers and detractors since her tumultuous life ended in suicide on Octavians' capture of Egypt in 30 BC. The last of the Ptolemaic monarchs who had ruled Egypt as Hellenistic Greek kings and Egyptian pharaohs for 300 years, Cleopatra created her own mythology, becoming an icon in her own lifetime and even more so after her death. This book explores the ways in which she was depicted in antiquity, within the context of the iconography of contemporary coinage, statues and other images of Egyptian, Greek and Roman rulers, and then examines the image of Cleopatra from the Renaissance to modern times, as seen in plays, opera, painting, ceramics and even jewellery. Exciting new research has revealed seven Egyptian-style statues believed to represent Cleopatra, and two portraits probably commissioned in Rome while she lived there with Julius Caesar.
Categories: Egypt

Settlements of the Ptolemies

Settlements of the Ptolemies

Unlike the Seleukid's the Ptolemies did not at first glance create numerous eye-catching cities.

Author: Katja Mueller

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9042917091

Category: History

Page: 249

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Unlike the Seleukid's the Ptolemies did not at first glance create numerous eye-catching cities.
Categories: History

From the Ptolemies to the Romans

From the Ptolemies to the Romans

This book gives a structured account of Egypt's transition from Ptolemaic to Roman rule by identifying key relationships between ecology, land tenure, taxation, administration and politics.

Author: Andrew Monson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139505222

Category: Social Science

Page:

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This book gives a structured account of Egypt's transition from Ptolemaic to Roman rule by identifying key relationships between ecology, land tenure, taxation, administration and politics. It introduces theoretical perspectives from the social sciences and subjects them to empirical scrutiny using data from Greek and Demotic papyri as well as comparative evidence. Although building on recent scholarship, it offers some provocative arguments that challenge prevailing views. For example, patterns of land ownership are linked to population density and are seen as one aspect of continuity between the Ptolemaic and Roman period. Fiscal reform, by contrast, emerges as a significant mechanism of change not only in the agrarian economy but also in the administrative system and the whole social structure. Anyone seeking to understand the impact of Roman rule in the Hellenistic east must consider the well-attested processes in Egypt that this book seeks to explain.
Categories: Social Science

A Companion to Greco Roman and Late Antique Egypt

A Companion to Greco Roman and Late Antique Egypt

An authoritative and multidisciplinary Companion to Egypt during the Greco‑Roman and Late Antique period With contributions from noted authorities in the field, A Companion to Greco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt offers a comprehensive ...

Author: Katelijn Vandorpe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118428474

Category: History

Page: 792

View: 702

An authoritative and multidisciplinary Companion to Egypt during the Greco‑Roman and Late Antique period With contributions from noted authorities in the field, A Companion to Greco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt offers a comprehensive resource that covers almost 1000 years of Egyptian history, starting with the liberation of Egypt from Persian rule by Alexander the Great in 332 BC and ending in AD 642, when Arab rule started in the Nile country. The Companion takes a largely sociological perspective and includes a section on life portraits at the end of each part. The theme of identity in a multicultural environment and a chapter on the quality of life of Egypt's inhabitants clearly illustrate this objective. The authors put the emphasis on the changes that occurred in the Greco-Roman and Late Antique periods, as illustrated by such topics as: Traditional religious life challenged; Governing a country with a past: between tradition and innovation; and Creative minds in theory and praxis. This important resource: Discusses how Egypt became part of a globalizing world in Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine times Explores notable innovations by the Ptolemies and Romans Puts the focus on the longue durée development Offers a thematic and multidisciplinary approach to the subject, bringing together scholars of different disciplines Contains life portraits in which various aspects and themes of people’s daily life in Egypt are discussed Written for academics and students of the Greco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt period, this Companion offers a guide that is useful for students in the areas of Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and New Testament studies.
Categories: History

Africa in the Iron Age

Africa in the Iron Age

The Greek dynasty of the Ptolemies ruled Egypt from 323 until 30 B.C., making
their capital at Alexandria into the foremost city of the Greekspeaking world, and
extending their commercial hegemony from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea
and ...

Author: Roland Anthony Oliver

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521099005

Category: History

Page: 228

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Traces the dramatic political, social, economic, and religious changes that occurred throughout the African continent as a result of the technological advances of the period
Categories: History