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Published: 15 December 2016

280 Pages | 16 black and white halftones; 6 black and white line drawing


ISBN: 9780190202330

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Ptolemy I

King and Pharaoh of Egypt

Ian Worthington

  • First ever full-length biography of Ptolemy I in English
  • Incorporates Ptolemy's own "History of Alexander" into the account and assesses its veracity, including new arguments for when and why Ptolemy wrote it.
  • Removes Ptolemy from being a peripheral figure in Alexander's campaign and even in the Wars of the Successors, and sets him center stage in the history of his times

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