Ptolemy II Philadelphus and his World

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Paul McKechnie, Philippe Guillaume
BRILL, Oct 16, 2008 - 504 páginas
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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.
 

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Introduction Paul McKechnie
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ALPHA A NEW MORNING OPENED IN THE LECTUREROOM
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BETA FROM ZEUS LET US BEGIN
25
GAMMA COUNTLESS ARE THE LANDS BUT NO LAND BRINGS FORTH SO MUCH AS LOWLYING EGYPT
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DELTA HOW HAS IT NOT OCCURRED TO ANY OF THE HISTORIANS OR POETS TO MAKE MENTION OF SUCH ENORMOUS ACHIEVE...
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EPSILON AND WITH ZEUS MAKE END YE MUSES
273
Bibliography
409
General Index
455
Index of Passages Cited
475
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