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Title Ptolemy I and the transformation of Egypt, 404-282 BCE / edited by Paul McKechnie, Jennifer A. Cromwell
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (x, 247 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Series Mnemosyne supplements. History and archaeology of classical antiquity, 2352-8656 ; volume 415
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum ; 415.
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum. History and archaeology of classical antiquity.
Contents Introduction / Paul McKechnie -- Ptolemy I in Egypt: continuity and change / Dorothy J. Thompson -- The Greek wars: the fight for Egypt / Paul McKechnie -- Soter and the calendars / Chris Bennett -- The role of coinage in the political economy of fourth century Egypt / Henry P. Colburn -- Pharaoh and temple-building in the fourth century BCE / Martina Minas-Nerpel -- The Satrap Stele of Ptolemy: a reassessment / Boyo G. Ockinga -- Cremation and cross-cultural interaction in early Ptolemaic Alexandria: cremation in context / Thomas Landvatter
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 18, 2021)
Subject Ptolemy I Soter, King of Egypt, -283 B.C.
Ptolemy I Soter, King of Egypt, -283 B.C.
HISTORY -- Ancient -- Egypt.
Egypt -- History -- 332-30 B.C.
Egypt -- History -- To 332 B.C.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author McKechnie, Paul, 1957- editor.
Cromwell, Jennifer, editor.
LC no. 2018017559
ISBN 9789004367623