- Title Pages
- Original Sources of Chapters
- Chapter 1 Ptolemy I and the Quest for Legitimacy
- Chapter 2 Ptolemy III and Philae: Snapshot of a Reign, a Temple and a Cult
- Chapter 3 Cleopatra, the Diadem and the Image
- Chapter 4 Cleopatra Vii Philopatris
- Chapter 5 The Dynastic Politics of Cleopatra Vii
- Chapter 6 The Thracians in Ptolemaic Egypt
- Chapter 7 Ptolemaic Papyri and the Achaean Diaspora In Hellenistic Egypt
- Chapter 8 Greek Presence and the Ptolemaic Rural Setting
- Chapter 9 The Urban Milieu in the Egyptian Countryside During the Ptolemaic Period
- Chapter 10 Kerkeosiris and its Greeks in the Second Century<sup>1</sup>
- Chapter 11 The Cavalry Settlers of the Herakleopolite in the First Century
- Chapter 12 Two Royal Ordinances of the First Century and the Alexandrians
- Chapter 13 The Revenue Laws Papyrus: Greek Tradition and Hellenistic Adaptation
- Chapter 14 The Structural Tensions of Ptolemaic Society
- Chapter 15 The Third-century Land-leases From Tholthis
- Chapter 16 Greek Economy and Egyptian Society in the Third Century
- Chapter 17 Greeks and Egyptians According to <i>PSI</i> V 502
- Chapter 18 Graeco-Roman Egypt and the Question of Cultural Interactions
- Chapter 19 Normality and Distinctiveness in the Epigraphy of Greek and Roman Egypt
- General Index
- Index of Passages Discussed
- Hellenistic Culture and Society
Cleopatra Vii Philopatris
Cleopatra Vii Philopatris
- (p.57) Chapter 4 Cleopatra Vii Philopatris
- Hellenistic Egypt
- Edinburgh University Press
In 37/36 BCE, Cleopatra changed her reckoning of the years of her reign from a simple “year 16” to “year 16 which is also year 1.” The reasons lie in a change in royal ideology linked to her recovery of some of the old Ptolemaic possessions outside Egypt by gift from Mark Antony. At the same time, she changed her titles. One of the added titles was philopatris, “homeland-loving.” This chapter argues that the homeland in question was not Egypt or Alexandria, but Macedonia, the home of her ancestor Ptolemy son of Lagos, the founder of her dynasty. The title helps to link her to the heritage of Alexander the Great (see chapter 1).
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