Ptolemy I

King and Pharaoh of Egypt
Author: Ian Worthington
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190202335
Category: Egypt
Page: 280
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When Rome defeated the forces of Antony and Cleopatra and annexed Egypt, the rule of the longest-lived of the Hellenistic dynasties and one of the most illustrious in Egyptian history came to an end. For nearly three hundred years, the Macedonian dynasty known as the Ptolemaic had controlled Egypt and its mixed population of Egyptians, Greeks, Macedonians, and Jews. The founder of this dynasty, Ptolemy I (367-283/2 BC), was a boyhood friend and eventually personal bodyguard of Alexander the Great, who fought alongside Alexander in the epic battles that toppled the Persian Empire, and brought about a Macedonian Empire stretching from Greece to India. After Alexander's death, his senior staff carved up his vast empire, with Ptolemy gaining control of Egypt. There he built up his power base in Egypt, introduced administrative and economic reforms that made his family fabulously wealthy, and by extending Egypt's possessions overseas founded an Egyptian Empire. In addition to his political and military prowess, Ptolemy was an intellectual, who patronized the mathematician Euclid, wrote an important account of Alexander's campaign in Asia, and established the famous Library and Museum at Alexandria, which were the cultural heart of the entire Hellenistic Age. Ptolemy ruled Egypt until he died of natural causes in his early eighties. Ian Worthington's Ptolemy I--the first full-length biography of its kind in English--traces the life of Ptolemy from his boyhood to his reign as king and pharaoh of Egypt. Throughout, he highlights the achievements that profoundly shaped both Egypt's history and that of the early Hellenistic world. He argues that Ptolemy was by far the greatest of Alexander's Successors, and that he was a conscious imperialist who even boldly attempted to seize Greece and Macedonia, and be a second Alexander.

Geschichte des Ptolemäerreiches

Politik, Ideologie und religiöse Kultur von Alexander dem Grossen bis zur römischen Eroberung
Author: Günther Hölbl
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783806218688
Category:
Page: 414
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Die Ptolemäer waren eine der großen Herrscherdynastien Ägyptens. Diese umfassende Gesamtdarstellung führt durch die Geschichte ihrer Blütezeit, den letzten drei Jahrhunderten vor Christi Geburt.

A History of Egypt under the Ptolemaic Dynasty (Routledge Revivals)


Author: Edwyn Bevan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317682254
Category: History
Page: 415
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First published in 1927, this title presents a well-regarded study of this intriguing and often over-looked period of Egyptian history, both for the general reader and the student of Hellenism. Edwyn Bevan describes his work as ‘an attempt to tell afresh the story of a great adventure, Greek rule in the land of the Pharaohs...which ends with the astounding episode of Cleopatra’. The result is a remarkable synthesis of historical scholarship, prose style and breadth of vision, which will still prove to be of value to Egypt enthusiasts and students of Egyptology.

Portraits of the Ptolemies

Greek Kings as Egyptian Pharaohs
Author: Paul Edmund Stanwick
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292787472
Category: Art
Page: 256
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As archaeologists recover the lost treasures of Alexandria, the modern world is marveling at the latter-day glory of ancient Egypt and the Greeks who ruled it from the ascension of Ptolemy I in 306 B.C. to the death of Cleopatra the Great in 30 B.C. The abundance and magnificence of royal sculptures from this period testify to the power of the Ptolemaic dynasty and its influence on Egyptian artistic traditions that even then were more than two thousand years old. In this book, Paul Edmund Stanwick undertakes the first complete study of Egyptian-style portraits of the Ptolemies. Examining one hundred and fifty sculptures from the vantage points of literary evidence, archaeology, history, religion, and stylistic development, he fully explores how they meld Egyptian and Greek cultural traditions and evoke surrounding social developments and political events. To do this, he develops a "visual vocabulary" for reading royal portraiture and discusses how the portraits helped legitimate the Ptolemies and advance their ideology. Stanwick also sheds new light on the chronology of the sculptures, giving dates to many previously undated ones and showing that others belong outside the Ptolemaic period.

The Last Pharaohs

Egypt Under the Ptolemies, 305-30 BC
Author: Joseph Gilbert Manning
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691156387
Category: History
Page: 264
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Presents a history of Ptolemaic Egypt as a state, covering such topics as economic conditions, order and law, and politics.

A History of the Ptolemaic Empire


Author: Günther Hölbl
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113511983X
Category: History
Page: 416
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This compelling narrative provides the only 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 skilful integration of material from a vast 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.

Tausret

Forgotten Queen and Pharaoh of Egypt
Author: Richard H. Wilkinson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199912343
Category: History
Page: 168
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Tausret reveals the relatively unknown story of one of the only women to ever rule ancient Egypt as a king. This book brings together distinguished scholars whose research and excavations have recovered the history of this nearly forgotten female pharaoh.

Egypt After the Pharaohs, 332 BC-AD 642

From Alexander to the Arab Conquest
Author: Alan K. Bowman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520205314
Category: History
Page: 270
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Egypt After the Pharoahs treats the period which witnessed the arrival of the Greeks and Hellenistic culture in Egypt, the reign of the Ptolemies from Ptolemy I to Cleopatra, the conquest by Rome, the scientific and cultural achievements of Alexandria, and the rise of Christianity. The rich social, cultural, and intellectual ferment of this period comes alive in Alan Bowman's narrative. Egypt After the Pharoahs treats the period which witnessed the arrival of the Greeks and Hellenistic culture in Egypt, the reign of the Ptolemies from Ptolemy I to Cleopatra, the conquest by Rome, the scientific and cultural achievements of Alexandria, and the rise of Christianity. The rich social, cultural, and intellectual ferment of this period comes alive in Alan Bowman's narrative.

Die Königin der Unsterblichen

Roman
Author: Maria Dahvana Headley
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426414422
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
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Kleopatra, Königin von Ägypten, ist verzweifelt: Octavian, der Heerführer Roms, steht mit seinen Truppen vor den Toren Alexandrias und droht die Stadt zu vernichten. Als dann auch noch Kleopatras große Liebe, ihr Ehemann Markus Antonius, Selbstmord begeht, ist die Königin wild entschlossen, weder ihre Liebe noch ihr Land aufzugeben. In einem uralten Ritual beschwört sie Sachmet, die altägyptische Göttin des Krieges, herauf. Mit ihrer Hilfe will sie Octavian besiegen und Markus Antonius vom Tod zurückholen. Doch die Anrufung Sachmets bringt keine Rettung, sondern verwandelt Kleopatra gegen ihren Willen in eine Kreatur der Dunkelheit. Daraufhin ist Kleopatra entschlossener denn je, Rache zu nehmen – an Octavian und an der Göttin.

Kleopatra

Ein Leben
Author: Stacy Schiff
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641083311
Category: History
Page: 448
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Die glänzend erzählte Lebensgeschichte der legendären ägyptischen Königin Kleopatra VII., letzter weiblicher Pharao Ägyptens, ist heute hinter Mythen, übler Nachrede und märchenhafter Schönheit verborgen. Stacy Schiff , Pulitzer-Preisträgerin, zeigt in ihrer Biografie dank intensiver Recherche und neuer Auswertung antiker Quellen nicht nur die laszive Verführerin und das intrigante Machtweib, sondern enthüllt eine außerordentlich starke Herrscherin – selbstbewusst, versiert in politischem Kalkül, diplomatisch und visionär. Detailfülle und Mut zum zugespitzten historischen Urteil, sprachliche Eleganz und provokantspritzige Porträts der mächtigen Mit- und Gegenspieler an Kleopatras Seite versetzen den Leser ins alte Reich am Nil mit seinem weltläufigen Charme und seiner machtpolitischen Unerbittlichkeit.

Griechische Geschichte

von den Anfängen bis in die römische Kaiserzeit
Author: Hermann Bengtson
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406025037
Category: Greece
Page: 591
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The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt


Author: Ian Shaw
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191604623
Category: History
Page: 544
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The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt is the only book available providing detailed historical coverage of Egypt from the early Stone Age to its incorporation into the Roman Empire. The lively essays and beautiful illustrations portray the emergence and development of the distinctive civilization of the ancient Egyptians covering the period from 700,000 BC to ad 311. The authors - each working at the cutting edge of their particular fields - outline the principal sequence of political events, including detailed examinations of the three so-called Intermediate Periods previously regarded as 'dark ages'. Against the backdrop of the rise and fall of ruling dynasties, this Oxford History also examines cultural and social patterns, including stylistic developments in art and literature. The pace of change in such aspects of Egyptian culture as monumental architecture, funerary beliefs, and ethnicity was not necessarily tied to the rate of political change. Each of the authors has therefore set out to elucidate, in both words and pictures, the underlying patterns of social and political change, and to describe the changing face of ancient Egypt, from the biographical details of individuals to the social and economic factors that shaped the lives of the population as a whole.

Egypt, Greece, and Rome

Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean
Author: Charles Freeman
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191509701
Category: History
Page: 784
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Egypt, Greece, and Rome is regarded as one of the best general histories of the ancient world, having sold more than 80,000 copies in its first two editions. It is written for the general reader and the student coming to the subject for the first time and provides a reliable and highly accessible point of entry to the period. Beginning with the early Middle Eastern civilizations of Sumer, and continuing right through to the Islamic invasions and the birth of modern Europe after the collapse of the Roman empire, the book ranges beyond political history to cover art and architecture, philosophy, literature, society, and economy. A wide range of maps, illustrations, and photographs complements the text. This third edition has been extensively revised to appeal to the general reader with several chapters completely rewritten and a great deal of new material added, including a new selection of images.

Papyros Ebers

Das älteste Buch über Heilkunde
Author: H. Joachim
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3111521761
Category: History
Page: 234
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The Book of the Pharaohs


Author: Pascal Vernus,Jean Yoyotte
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801440502
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 233
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A reference guide to the pharaohs of Egypt that provides information on all the known divine rulers of the country and their regions.