A History of the Ptolemaic Empire (Hardback)
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Short Description for A History of the Ptolemaic Empire This book covers three centuries from the invasion of Egypt by Alexander the Great to the death of Cleopatra VII. It is a comprehensive survey of the political history of the period and will be a basic resource for students of this period.
- Published: 07 November 2000
- Format: Hardback 416 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415201452 ISBN 10: 0415201454
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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 deification and funding of cults and temples throughout Egypt.