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    DescriptionHeir of Ptolemy son of Lagus, Alexander the Great's general (who took Egypt over in 323BC), Ptolemy II Philadelphus reigned in Alexandria from 282 to 246. The greatest of the Hellenistic kings of his time, Philadelphus exercised power far beyond the confines of Egypt, while at his glittering royal court the Library of Alexandria grew to be a matchless monument to Greek intellectual life. In Egypt, the Ptolemaic regime consolidated its power by encouraging immigration and developing settlement in the Fayum. This book examines Philadelphus' reign in a comprehensive and refreshing way. Scholars from the fields of Classics, Archaeology, Papyrology, Egyptology and Biblical Studies consider issues in Egypt and across Ptolemaic territory in the Mediterranean, the Holy Land and Africa.


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    Title
    Ptolemy II Philadelphus and His World
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Paul McKechnie, Edited by Philippe Guillaume
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 488
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 953 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789004170896
    ISBN 10: 9004170898
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    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
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    BIC E4L: HIS
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    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC22: 932/.021092
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    DC22: 932.021092
    LC classification: DT92.P7 P86 2008
    Thema V1.0: NHC, NHHA
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAE
    Publisher
    Brill
    Imprint name
    Brill
    Publication date
    20 October 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Leiden
    Author Information
    Paul McKechnie, D.Phil. (1985) in Ancient History (University College, Oxford), is an Associate Professor of Ancient History in the Centre of Research Excellence in Ancient Cultures at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. His books include The First Christian Centuries (IVP, 2002) and Thinking Like a Lawyer, the John Crook Festschrift (Brill, 2002). Philippe Guillaume, D.Theol. (2002) in Old Testament (University of Geneva) is Privat Docent at the University of Bern (Switzerland). The rise of historical literature in the Bible is one focus of his research: Waiting for Josiah: the Judges (T&T Clark, 2004).
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    Heir of Ptolemy son of Lagus, Alexander the Great's general (who took Egypt over in 323BC), Ptolemy II Philadelphus reigned in Alexandria from 282 to 246. The greatest of the Hellenistic kings of his time, Philadelphus exercised power far beyond the confines of Egypt, while at his glittering royal court the Library of Alexandria grew to be a matchless monument to Greek intellectual life. In Egypt the Ptolemaic rA(c)gime consolidated its power by encouraging immigration and developing settlement in the Fayum. This book examines Philadelphus' reign in a comprehensive and refreshing way. Scholars from the fields of Classics, Archaeology, Papyrology, Egyptology and Biblical Studies consider issues in Egypt and across Ptolemaic territory in the Mediterranean, the Holy Land and Africa.