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Roger Bagnall and Jean Bingen

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780748615780

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615780.001.0001

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Ptolemaic Papyri and the Achaean Diaspora In Hellenistic Egypt

Ptolemaic Papyri and the Achaean Diaspora In Hellenistic Egypt

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(p.94) Chapter 7 Ptolemaic Papyri and the Achaean Diaspora In Hellenistic Egypt
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Hellenistic Egypt
Author(s):

Jean Bingen

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615780.003.0008

A second group of immigrants from a specific Greek region (cf. chapter 6) was those from Achaea, the area of the northern Peloponnese. This chapter investigates whether one can find any traits distinctive to this group, as part of a larger interest in whether Greek regional groups who settled in Egypt as immigrants retained cultural particularisms. The evidence is far less helpful than with the Thracians; the Achaeans do not show a distinctive repertory of personal names, for example. The lack of obviously distinctive traits underlines the ease of integration and standardisation in the Ptolemaic society of military settlers.

Keywords:   Achaea, Peloponnese, immigrants, cleruchs, homogenization

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