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Ptolemy I and the Transformation of Egypt, 404-282 BCE (Paul McKechnie) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2018) 9789004366961
Ptolemy I and the Transformation of Egypt, 404-282 BCE (Paul McKechnie) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2018) 9789004366961
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Title: Ptolemy I and the Transformation of Egypt, 404-282 BCE

Author: McKechnie, Paul

Additional Authors or Contributors: Jennifer A. Cromwell (eds)

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2018

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004366961

Volumes: 1; Pages: 248

List Price in Hardcover: $132.00 Our price: $111.99

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Amyrtaeus, only pharaoh of the Twenty-eighth Dynasty, shook off the shackles of Persian rule in 404 BCE; a little over seventy years later, Ptolemy son of Lagus started the "Greek millennium" (J.G. Manning's phrase) in Egypt - living long enough to leave a powerful kingdom to his youngest son, Ptolemy II, in 282.

In this book, expert studies document the transformation of Egypt through the dynamic fourth century, and the inauguration of the Ptolemaic state. Ptolemy built up his position as ruler subtly and steadily. Continuity and change marked the Egyptian-Greek encounter. The calendar, the economy and coinage, the temples, all took on new directions. In the great new city of Alexandria, the settlers' burial customs had their own story to tell.

Contents

Introduction

Ptolemy I in Egypt: Continuity and Change By: Dorothy J. Thompson

The Greek Wars: The Fight for Egypt By: Paul McKechnie

Soter and the Calendars By: Chris Bennett

The Role of Coinage in the Political Economy of Fourth Century Egypt By: Henry P. Colburn

Pharaoh and Temple Building in the Fourth Century BCE By: Martina Minas-Nerpel

The Satrap Stele of Ptolemy: A Reassessment By: Boyo G. Ockinga

Identity and Cross-cultural Interaction in Early Ptolemaic Alexandria: Cremation in Context By: Thomas Landvatter

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