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Hellenistic Egypt: Monarchy, Society, Economy, Culture

Roger Bagnall and Jean Bingen (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748615780
eISBN:
9780748670727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615780.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The nineteen chapters of this book cover a wide variety of topics concerned with the Macedonian monarchy of the Ptolemies, which ruled Egypt after Alexander the Great until the Roman empire, and ... More


The Rise of the Fixed Calendars: Persian, Ptolemaic, and Julian Calendars

Sacha Stern

in Calendars in Antiquity: Empires, States, and Societies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199589449
eISBN:
9780191746178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589449.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines how fixed calendars rose in importance in the ancient world during the second half of the first millennium bce, largely as a result of the spread and adoption of the Egyptian ... More


East, West, and Far West after the Persians: The Long View

Stephen Ruzicka

in Trouble in the West: Egypt and the Persian Empire, 525-332 BC

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199766628
eISBN:
9780199932719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766628.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

As discussed here, we can situate the Persian-Egyptian conflict within a much more extensive story of Near Eastern-Egyptian opposition. Seen in this context, the Persian-Egyptian conflict was ... More


Pre-Roman Infrastructure in the Eastern Desert

Steven E. Sidebotham

in Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244306
eISBN:
9780520948389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244306.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The most convenient routes that passed by or led to the purest and most dependable water sources, optimal hunting grounds, most desirable places to live, and best sources of usable stone were ... More


Hellenistic Business

Keith Roberts

in The Origins of Business, Money, and Markets

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153270
eISBN:
9780231526852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153270.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes major new developments in Hellenistic business. The Hellenistic kingdoms formed a large new market for goods and services. In trade, an enthusiastic expansion of international ... More


The Politics of Connectivity: A History of the Islanders’ League

Christy Constantakopoulou

in Aegean Interactions: Delos and its Networks in the Third Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198787273
eISBN:
9780191829345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787273.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter examines the history of the Islanders’ League (koinon ton nesioton), a federal organization centred on Delos, from the late fourth until the middle of the third century. It discusses the ... More


Building, Investing, and Displaying on Delos: A History of Third- and Second-Century Monumentalization

Christy Constantakopoulou

in Aegean Interactions: Delos and its Networks in the Third Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198787273
eISBN:
9780191829345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787273.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter explores the history of monumentalization of the landscape of Delos, with a focus on the sanctuary. The discussion is structured around the processes of funding. It examines the building ... More


Traditionalism in cult practice from Hellenistic to Roman times in Kameiros

Luigi M. Caliò

in Hellenistic Sanctuaries: Between Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199654130
eISBN:
9780191814747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654130.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The chapter explores the use of traditional cult practices and political roles in the city of Kameiros through the use of epigraphic and archaeological material. The sanctuary at the Acropolis was ... More


Architecture and rituals in the Hellenistic age: The case of the Asklepieion in Kos

Elisabetta Interdonato

in Hellenistic Sanctuaries: Between Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199654130
eISBN:
9780191814747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654130.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Excavated at the beginning of the twentieth century by the German scholar Rudolph Herzog, the Asklepieion of Kos is one of the best known sacred complexes of eastern Greece. Despite its venerable ... More


The Two Provinces

G. Kratz Reinhard

in Historical and Biblical Israel: The History, Tradition, and Archives of Israel and Judah

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198728771
eISBN:
9780191795503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728771.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Chapter III continues the account of Chapter II and provides an overview of the history of the two provinces of Samaria (since 722 BCE) and Judah (since 587 BCE), including the Samarian and Judean ... More


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