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Author Hölbl, Günther.

Title History of the Ptolemaic empire / Günther Hölbl
Published New York : Routledge, 2001
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Contents Cover; A History of the Ptolemaic Empire; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations and references; Introduction; PART I The beginning and the golden age of Ptolemaic rule; 1 Alexander the Great and Ptolemy I Soter (332-282); Alexander and Egypt (332-323); Ptolemy the satrap (323-306); The rule of Ptolemy I Soter as king (306/4-283/2); 2 The empire under the second and third Ptolemies (282-222); Political development under Ptolemy II Philadelphos (282-246)
4 Foreign policy and dynastic history from Ptolemy IV to the 'Day of Eleusis' (221-168)Ptolemy IV Philopator (221-204) and the Fourth Syrian War (219-217); Ptolemy V Epiphanes (204 -180) and the loss of the eastern Mediterranean empire; The first years of Ptolemy VI Philometor and the Sixth Syrian War (180-168); 5 Domestic resistance and the Pharaonic state in Thebes (206-186); 6 The sacred kingship from Ptolemy IV until the early years of Ptolemy VI; Egyptian building at the time of Philopator and Epiphanes; Priestly decrees and worship of the Ptolemies in the Egyptian community
9 Religious culture and divine kingship from Ptolemy VI to Cleopatra VIIThe pharaoh and the Egyptian sanctuaries; The Hellenistic king and the offices of the eponymous priests from Ptolemy VI to the last years of Ptolemy IX; Divine rule under Cleopatra VII; Epilogue Fundamentals of the development of the Ptolemaic kingdom; Bibliographical supplement; Appendix Overview of the events discussed in the history of the Ptolemaic kingdom; Stemma 1 The Ptolemic family to Ptolemy V; Stemma 2 The Ptolemic family from Ptolemy V to the end of their history
Greek cults of the Ptolemies and dynastic godsPART III The Ptolemic kingdom under the shadow of Roman power; 7 History of the kingdom and dynasty from the withdrawal of Antiochos IV to the interlude of Ptolemy XI (168-80); Ptolemy VI Philometor (until 145); Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II and his two queens Cleopatra II and III (145-116); Dynastic power struggles at the turn of the century: Ptolemy IX, X and XI (116-80); 8 The final period: Egypt in the political designs of Roman leaders (80-30); Ptolemy XII neos Dionysos (80-51); Cleopatra VII Philopator (51-30)
Politics and imperial history under Ptolemy III Euergetes I (236-222)Ptolemaic activities outside the eastern Mediterranean; Situation within the empire; Main elements of the policies of the second and third Ptolemies; 3 Royal ideology and religious policy from Alexander the Great to Ptolemy III; The pharaoh -- Egyptian priests and temples; Basileus, Hellenistic ruler cult and the Greek gods; The search for values to bind together the peoples of the kingdom; PART II Change and decline of the Hellenistic state of the Ptolomies
Summary This compelling narrative provides the only comprehensive guide in English to the rise and decline of Ptolemaic rule in Egypt over three centuries - from the death of Alexander in 323 BC to the tragic deaths of Antony and Cleopatra in 30 BC. The skilful integration of material from a vast array of sources allows the reader to trace the political and religious development of one of the most powerful empires of the ancient eastern Mediterranean. It shows how the success of the Ptolemies was due in part to their adoption of many features of the Egyptian Pharaohs who preceded them - their deifi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Ptolemaic dynasty, 305-30 B.C.
Ptolemaic dynasty, 305-30 B.C.
Egypt -- History -- 332-30 B.C
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 020334975X
Other Titles Geschichte des Ptolemäerreiches. English