- 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
Jean Bingen and the Currents of Ptolemaic History
- (p.1) Introduction
- Hellenistic Egypt
- Edinburgh University Press
The introduction places the book's author in the context of the historiography of Hellenistic Egypt over the past century, during which modern political economy (particularly state planning) and decolonization had a major impact on thinking about the Ptolemaic state and economy. The Belgian experience of a bilingual state is also introduced as an element affecting the thinking of Jean Bingen and other scholars. Following summaries of the chapters, there is a general description of the grounds for a relatively pessimistic view of the success of the Ptolemaic state.
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