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Author Müller, Sabine, 1972-

Title Das hellenistische Königspaar in der medialen Repräsentation : Ptolemaios II. und Arsinoe II. / von Sabine Müller
Published Berlin ; New York : W. de Gruyter, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (ix, 454 pages) : illustrations
Series Beiträge zur Altertumskunde, 1616-0452 ; Bd. 263
Beiträge zur Altertumskunde ; Bd. 263.
Contents Frontmatter -- Inhaltsverzeichnis -- I. Einleitung -- II. Heiratspolitik und Dynastiebildung -- III. Endogame Heiratspolitik -- IV. Die mediale Inszenierung des Ptolemäerpaars -- Backmatter
Summary The Hellenistic monarchies arose from the collapse of Alexander's empire, and represented new forms of rule. This study demonstrates how the Hellenistic ruler presented himself and his family in picture, text and on official occasions. In particular the representation of the Hellenistic royal couple and the role of the queen at court are examined on the basis of the Ptolemaic dynasty. It was Ptolemy II who was mainly responsible for shaping the royal image, and his precedents remained binding until the end of the kingdom. It was during his reign that marriage between royal siblings and the deification of the ruling royal couple were introduces, and in ensuing generations this became the norm and the trademark of the royal family. Central aspects of the study are therefore the political background to the marriage between Ptolemy II and his sister Arsinoë II, and how the royal couple presented themselves to Greeks, Macedonians, and Egyptians
Notes Rev. version of the author's Habilitationsschrift--Leibniz Universität Hannover, 2007
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-448) and index
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Subject Ptolemy II Philadelphus, King of Egypt.
Arsinoe II, Queen, consort of Ptolemy II, King of Egypt, approximately 316 B.C.-270 B.C.
Arsinoe II, Queen, consort of Ptolemy II, King of Egypt, approximately 316 B.C.-270 B.C.
Ptolemy II Philadelphus, King of Egypt.
Ptolemaios II. Ägypten, König.
Arsinoe͏̈ II. Ägypten, Königin v316-v270
Arsinoë Ägypten, Königin, II.
Ptolemaios Ägypten, König, II.
Queens -- Egypt.
HISTORY -- Ancient.
Kings and rulers.
Egypt -- Kings and rulers.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783110217254