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Author Clayman, Dee L

Title Berenice II and the golden age of Ptolemaic Egypt / Dee L. Clayman
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2013
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Series Women in antiquity
Women in antiquity
Contents Birth in Cyrene -- Arrival in Alexandria -- Callimachus on murder and marriage -- Apollonius on murder and marriage -- Ruling and racing -- Berenice in Egypt and another murder
Summary A mother of six, immensely wealthy and ambitious, Berenice II, daughter of King Magas of Cyrene and wife of Ptolemy III Euergetes, came to embody all the key religious, political, and artist ideals of Ptolemaic Alexandria. Through she arrived there nearly friendless, with the taint of murder around her, she became one of the most accomplished and powerful of the Macedonian queens descended from the successors of Alexander the Great. Rather exceptionally, she was at the center of a group of important poets and intellectuals associated with the Museum and Library, not the least of which was Call
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Berenice, Queen, consort of Ptolemy III, King of Egypt, approximately 270 B.C.-221 B.C
Berenice, Queen, consort of Ptolemy III, King of Egypt, approximately 270 B.C.-221 B.C. -- In literature
Berenice, Queen, consort of Ptolemy III, King of Egypt, approximately 270 B.C.-221 B.C.
Queens -- Egypt -- Biography
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Historical.
HISTORY -- Ancient -- Egypt.
Literature.
Queens.
Egypt -- History -- 332-30 B.C
Egypt.
Genre/Form Biography.
History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0199707960
1299950779
9780199707966
9781299950771