Ptolemy I

Author: Ian Worthington
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190202335
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Ptolemy I from the Author: Ian Worthington. 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.

Encomium Of Ptolemy Philadelphus

Author: Theocritus
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520929371
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Encomium Of Ptolemy Philadelphus from the Author: Theocritus. Under Ptolemy II Philadelphus, who ruled Egypt in the middle of the third century B.C.E., Alexandria became the brilliant multicultural capital of the Greek world. Theocritus's poem in praise of PhiladelphusÔÇöat once a Greek king and an Egyptian pharaohÔÇöis the only extended poetic tribute to this extraordinary ruler that survives. Combining the Greek text, an English translation, a full line-by-line commentary, and extensive introductory studies of the poem's historical and literary context, this volume also offers a wide-ranging and far-reaching consideration of the workings and representation of poetic patronage in the Ptolemaic age. In particular, the book explores the subtle and complex links among Theocritus's poem, modes of praise drawn from both Greek and Egyptian traditions, and the subsequent flowering of Latin poetry in the Augustan age. As the first detailed account of this important poem to show how Theocritus might have drawn on the pharaonic traditions of Egypt as well as earlier Greek poetry, this book affords unique insight into how praise poetry for Ptolemy and his wife may have helped to negotiate the adaptation of Greek culture that changed conditions of the new Hellenistic world. Invaluable for its clear translation and its commentary on genre, dialect, diction, and historical reference in relation to Theocritus's Encomium, the book is also significant for what it reveals about the poem's cultural and social contexts and about Theocritus' devices for addressing his several readerships. COVER IMAGE: The image on the front cover of this book is incorrectly identified on the jacket flap. The correct caption is: Gold Oktadrachm depicting Ptolemy II and Arsinoe (mid-third century BCE; by permission of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).

Ptolemy The Second Philadelphus And His World

Author: Paul R. McKechnie
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004170898
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Ptolemy The Second Philadelphus And His World from the Author: Paul R. McKechnie. Ptolemy II Philadelphus, second Macedonian king of Egypt (282-246BC), captured intellectual high ground by founding the Alexandrian Library and Museum, and cemented celebrity status by bankrolling his courtesans' endeavours in Olympic chariot-racing. In this book scholars analyse a range of key aspects of Phiadelphus' world.

Satraps Of The Alexandrian Empire Ptolemy I Soter Seleucus I Nicator King Porus Antigonus I Monophthalmus Nearchus Lysimachus Peucestas

Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781155832029
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Satraps Of The Alexandrian Empire Ptolemy I Soter Seleucus I Nicator King Porus Antigonus I Monophthalmus Nearchus Lysimachus Peucestas from the Author: Source Wikipedia. Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Ptolemy I Soter, Seleucus I Nicator, King Porus, Antigonus I Monophthalmus, Nearchus, Lysimachus, Peucestas, Eumenes, Atropates, Stasanor, Cleomenes of Naucratis, Peithon, Taxiles, Oxyartes, Laomedon of Mytilene, Sibyrtius, Asander, Neoptolemus, Mithrenes, Menander, Phrataphernes, Cleitus the White, Philotas, Ada of Caria, Philoxenus, Calas, Philip, Nicanor, Archon of Pella, Antigenes, Tlepolemus, Andragoras, Abulites, Amyntas. Excerpt: Seleucus I (given the surname by later generations of Nicator, Greek: (Hindi: ), i.e. Seleucus the Victor) (ca. 358 BC - 281 BC) was a Macedonian officer of Alexander the Great and one of the Diadochi. In the Wars of the Diadochi that took place after Alexander's death, Seleucus established the Seleucid dynasty and the Seleucid Empire. His kingdom would be one of the last holdouts of Alexander's former empire to Roman rule. They were only outlived by the Ptolemaic Kingdom in Egypt by roughly 34 years. After the death of Alexander, Seleucus was nominated as the satrap of Babylon in 320 BC. Antigonus forced Seleucus to flee from Babylon, but, supported by Ptolemy, he was able to return in 312 BC. Seleucus' later conquests include Persia and Media. He formed an alliance with the Indian King Chandragupta Maurya. Seleucus defeated Antigonus in the battle of Ipsus in 301 BC and Lysimachus in the battle of Corupedium in 281 BC. He was assassinated by Ptolemy Ceraunus during the same year. His successor was his son Antiochus I. Seleucus founded a number of new cities, including Antioch and Seleucia. Seleucus was the son of Antiochus from Orestis. Historian Junianus Justinus claims he was one of Philip II of Macedon's generals. Antiochus is not, however, mentioned in any other sources and nothing is known of his supposed career under Philip. It is possible that Antiochus was...

Ptolemy In Perspective

Author: Alexander Jones
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9048127882
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Ptolemy In Perspective from the Author: Alexander Jones. Ptolemy was the most important physical scientist of the Roman Empire, and for a millennium and a half his writings on astronomy, astrology, and geography were models for imitation, resources for new work, and targets of criticism. Ptolemy in Perspective traces reactions to Ptolemy from his own times to ours. The nine studies show the complex processes by which an ancient scientist and his work gained and subsequently lost an overreaching reputation and authority.

Generals Of Alexander The Great

Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: University-Press.org
ISBN: 9781230495194
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Generals Of Alexander The Great from the Author: Source Wikipedia. Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 43. Chapters: Ptolemy I Soter, Seleucus I Nicator, Antigonus I Monophthalmus, Perdiccas, Hephaestion, Antipater, Peucestas, Parmenion, Eumenes, Stasanor, Peithon, Philotas, Polyperchon, Amyntas, Laomedon of Mytilene, Attalus, Sibyrtius, Asander, Cleitus the Black, Coenus, Neoptolemus, Alexander of Lyncestis, Ophellas, Menander, Eudemus, Cleitus the White, Craterus, Alcetas, Philoxenus, Zopyrion, Docimus, Caranus, Calas, Philip, Polemon, Archon of Pella, Antigonos, Arrhidaeus, Leonnatus, Antigenes, Simmias of Macedon, Hegelochus of Macedon, Tlepolemus, Sitalces II, Pharnuches of Lycia, Aristonous of Pella, Demaratus, Aeschylus of Rhodes, Langarus, Asclepiodorus of Macedon, Cleander of Macedon, Proteas of Macedon, Chares of Mytilene, Menes of Pella, Eurybotas, Ariston of Paionia, Pantordanus, Dimnus, Coeranus of Beroea, Arybbas, Polydamas of Macedon, Panegorus, Admetus of Macedon, Ariston of Macedon, Demonicus of Pella, Timanthes of Pella. Excerpt: Seleucus I (given the surname by later generations of Nicator, Greek: (Hindi: ), i.e. Seleucus the Victor) (ca. 358 BC - 281 BC) was a Macedonian officer of Alexander the Great and one of the Diadochi. In the Wars of the Diadochi that took place after Alexander's death, Seleucus established the Seleucid dynasty and the Seleucid Empire. His kingdom would be one of the last holdouts of Alexander's former empire to Roman rule. They were only outlived by the Ptolemaic Kingdom in Egypt by roughly 34 years. After the death of Alexander, Seleucus was nominated as the satrap of Babylon in 320 BC. Antigonus forced Seleucus to flee from Babylon, but, supported by Ptolemy, he was able to return in 312 BC. Seleucus' later conquests include Persia and Media. He formed an alliance with the Indian King Chandragupta Maurya. Seleucus defeated Antigonus in the battle of...

Ptolemy I Soter

Author: Lambert M. Surhone
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ISBN: 9786130353469
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Ptolemy I Soter from the Author: Lambert M. Surhone.

Ptolemy S First Commentator

Author: Alexander Jones
Publisher: American Philosophical Society
ISBN: 9781422374245
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Ptolemy S First Commentator from the Author: Alexander Jones. The early recognition of Ptolemy┬┐s major astronomical writings, the ┬┐Almagest┬┐ (or ┬┐Syntaxis┬┐) & the later ┬┐Handy Tables,┬┐ has become a commonplace in histories of ancient astronomy. But the crucial century & a half between Ptolemy & the commentator Pappus, during which Ptolemy┬┐s works were first circulated & gained preeminence, is for mathematical astronomy as nearly barren of documents as the three centuries between Hipparchus & Ptolemy. The fragmentary text with which this monograph is concerned casts some light on both these murky periods. Moreover, it preserves quotations from Artemidorus, a still earlier critic of Ptolemy┬┐s innovations, & Apollinarius, a prominent astronomer from the time before Ptolemy. Illustrations.

Ptolemy And The Foundations Of Ancient Mathematical Optics

Author: A. Mark Smith
Publisher: American Philosophical Society
ISBN: 9780871698933
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Ptolemy And The Foundations Of Ancient Mathematical Optics from the Author: A. Mark Smith. Smith was translating Ptolemy's Optics into English when the idea arose to create a general, text-based study of Greek mathematical optics, and so he used the first as a springboard for the second. He argues that though the Greek procedures for studying light, especially reflection and refraction, seem similar to the modern ones, the ancient ray theory is very different in conceptual and methodological foundations and fundamental aims. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR