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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.
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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