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The Resource A history of the Ptolemaic empire, Günther Hölbl ; translated by Tina Saavedra

A history of the Ptolemaic empire, Günther Hölbl ; translated by Tina Saavedra

Label
A history of the Ptolemaic empire
Title
A history of the Ptolemaic empire
Statement of responsibility
Günther Hölbl ; translated by Tina Saavedra
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
This narrative is a 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 integration of material from an 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. --From publisher's description
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hölbl, Günther
Dewey number
932/.021
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT92
LC item number
.H6513 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ptolemaic dynasty
  • Egypt
Label
A history of the Ptolemaic empire, Günther Hölbl ; translated by Tina Saavedra
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The beginning and the golden age of Ptolemaic rule. Alexander the Great and Ptolemy I Soter (332-282) ; The empire under the second and third Ptolemies (282-222) ; Royal ideology and religious policy from Alexander the Great to Ptolemy III -- pt. II. Change and decline of the Hellenistic state of the Ptolemies. Foreign policy and dynastic history from Ptolemy IV to the 'Day of Eleusis' (221-168) ; Domestic resistance and the Pharaonic state in Thebes (206-186) ; The sacred kingship from Ptolemy IV until the early years of Ptolemy VI -- pt. III. The Ptolemic kingdom under the shadow of Roman power. History of the kingdom and dynasty from the withdrawal of Antiochos IV to the interlude of Ptolemy XI (168-80) ; The final period : Egypt in the political designs of Roman leaders (80-30) ; Religious culture and divine kingship from Ptolemy VI to Cleopatra VII
Control code
43286880
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxvi, 373
Isbn
9780415201452
Lccn
00020437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
A history of the Ptolemaic empire, Günther Hölbl ; translated by Tina Saavedra
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The beginning and the golden age of Ptolemaic rule. Alexander the Great and Ptolemy I Soter (332-282) ; The empire under the second and third Ptolemies (282-222) ; Royal ideology and religious policy from Alexander the Great to Ptolemy III -- pt. II. Change and decline of the Hellenistic state of the Ptolemies. Foreign policy and dynastic history from Ptolemy IV to the 'Day of Eleusis' (221-168) ; Domestic resistance and the Pharaonic state in Thebes (206-186) ; The sacred kingship from Ptolemy IV until the early years of Ptolemy VI -- pt. III. The Ptolemic kingdom under the shadow of Roman power. History of the kingdom and dynasty from the withdrawal of Antiochos IV to the interlude of Ptolemy XI (168-80) ; The final period : Egypt in the political designs of Roman leaders (80-30) ; Religious culture and divine kingship from Ptolemy VI to Cleopatra VII
Control code
43286880
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxvi, 373
Isbn
9780415201452
Lccn
00020437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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