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Published: 08 December 2020

384 Pages | 97 black-and-white illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198858225

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The Epigraphy of Ptolemaic Egypt

Edited by Alan Bowman and Charles Crowther

Oxford Studies in Ancient Documents

  • Offers wide-ranging comparative discussion and analysis of Greek and Egyptian epigraphic traditions during the Ptolemaic period in Egypt
  • Complements the multi-volume Corpus of Ptolemaic Inscriptions edition, in which the Greek and Egyptian texts will be presented together for the first time
  • Provides a new introduction to some of the most important inscriptions of the Ptolemaic period
  • Sheds new light on the ways in which Egyptian society adapted to Greek institutional and cultural domination, highlighting the prominent role of administrators and religious and military personnel in the public presentation of the Ptolemaic regime
  • Explores the complex network of contrasts and complementarities in the Greek and indigenous Egyptian traditions of public and private monuments and religious institutions