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Title Ptolemy II Philadelphus and his world / edited by Paul McKechnie and Philippe Guillaume
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 488 pages)
Series Mnemosyne supplements, 0169-8958 ; v. 300. History and archaeology of classical antiquity
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum ; 300
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum. History and archaeology of classical antiquity.
Contents Preface; Contributors; Abbreviations; Introduction -- Paul McKechnie; ALPHA A NEW MORNING OPENED ... IN THE LECTURE-ROOM; BETA FROM ZEUS LET US BEGIN ... ; GAMMA COUNTLESS ARE THE LANDS ... BUT NO LAND BRINGS FORTH SO MUCH AS LOW-LYING EGYPT; DELTA HOW HAS IT NOT OCCURRED TO ANY OF THE HISTORIANS OR POETS TO MAKE MENTION OF SUCH ENORMOUS ACHIEVEMENTS?; EPSILON ... AND WITH ZEUS MAKE END, YE MUSES; Bibliography; General Index; Index of Passages Cited
Summary Ptolemy II Philadelphus, second Macedonian king of Egypt (282-246BC), captured intellectual high ground by founding the Alexandrian Library and Museum, and cemented celebrity status by bankrolling his courtesans' endeavours in Olympic chariot-racing. This book analyses a range of key aspects of Phiadelphus' world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-454) and indexes
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Subject 880-01 Ptolemy II Philadelphus, King of Egypt.
880-01 Πτολεμαίος Β, Φιλάδελφος, Βασιλιάς της Αιγύπτου.
Egypt -- History -- 332-30 B.C.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Guillaume, Philippe, 1960-
McKechnie, Paul, 1957-
ISBN 9047424204 (electronic bk.)
9789047424208 (electronic bk.)
(hardback ; alk. paper)
(hardback ; alk. paper)