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Alexandria, Egypt, and the Greco–Roman Heritage

Donald Malcolm Reid

in Contesting Antiquity in Egypt: Archaeologies, Museums, and the Struggle for Identities from World War I to Nasser

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166891
eISBN:
9781617976759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166891.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explores the modern meanings which Europeans and Egyptians have attributed to Egypt's Greco-Roman past, highlighting Alexandria's Greco-Roman Museum, the Archeological Society of ... More


Ancient Perspectives: Maps and Their Place in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome

Richard J. A. Talbert

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226789378
eISBN:
9780226789408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226789408.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book encompasses a vast arc of space and time—Western Asia to North Africa and Europe from the third millennium BCE to the fifth century CE—to explore mapmaking and worldviews in the ancient ... More


Politics and Identity in Ezekiel’s Exagoge: For Froma Zeitlin

Tim Whitmarsh

in Beyond the Second Sophistic: Adventures in Greek Postclassicism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520276819
eISBN:
9780520957022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276819.003.0014
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Ezekiel’s Exagoge is our only surviving example of a Greek tragedy on a biblical theme; it is also, by some distance, our longest section of tragic poetry from the Hellenistic era. This chapter ... More


Mapping the World: Greek Initiatives from Homer to Eratosthenes

Georgia L. Irby

in Ancient Perspectives: Maps and Their Place in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226789378
eISBN:
9780226789408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226789408.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines maps and mapmaking in ancient Greece, with reference to initiatives from Homer to Eratosthenes. It begins with a discussion of the challenges involved in the study of Greek ... More


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