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Hellenistic Egypt: Monarchy, Society, Economy, Culture

Roger Bagnall and Jean Bingen


The nineteen chapters of this book cover a wide variety of topics concerned with the Macedonian monarchy of the Ptolemies, which ruled Egypt after Alexander the Great until the Roman empire, and which rested on military control based on a Greek and Macedonian military force settled on the land. The first five chapters examine ways in which Ptolemy I, Ptolemy III, and Cleopatra VII sought political legitimacy and support in this multicultural society. The next section looks at the Greek experience in Egypt, as settlers on the land, as members of specific ethnic groups, and as creators of an urb ... More

Keywords: Egypt, Ptolemies, monarchy, planned economy, Cleopatra

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748615780
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615780.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger Bagnall, editor

Jean Bingen, editor

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Roger S. Bagnall

Part I: The Monarchy

Part II The Greeks

Part III: The Royal Economy

Part IV: Greeks and Egyptians