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Coinage as ‘Code’ in Ptolemaic Egypt

J. G. Manning

in The Monetary Systems of the Greeks and Romans

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199233359
eISBN:
9780191716348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233359.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the use of money in Ptolemaic Egypt in relation to the development of the state. The aim is to summarize some recent work and to set the process of monetization into a broader ... More


Response to Elio Lo Cascio

Roger Bagnall

in Quantifying the Roman Economy: Methods and Problems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562596
eISBN:
9780191721458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562596.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the criteria of definition of urban communities in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt, the non-agricultural character of the regional capitals, rates of urbanization in relation to ... More


Conclusion: Alexandria, Poetry, and Space

William G. Thalmann

in Apollonius of Rhodes and the Spaces of Hellenism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199731572
eISBN:
9780199896752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731572.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Although the Argonauts’ voyage describes a space with mainland Greece roughly at its center, the Argonautika was written in Alexandria, away from the traditional centers of Greek culture and with an ... More


Egyptology in Antiquity

Jason Thompson

in Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: 1: From Antiquity to 1881

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774165993
eISBN:
9781617976520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165993.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Egyptology is generally considered to have begun in the nineteenth century, but the ancient Egyptians themselves were interested in their past and related to it in various ways. Greco-Roman contact ... More


Networks, Hierarchies, and Markets in the Ptolemaic Economy

J.G. Manning

in The Economies of Hellenistic Societies, Third to First Centuries BC

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199587926
eISBN:
9780191804533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199587926.003.0014
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Three basic forms of economic coordination were present in the ancient world: market, hierarchy, and network. This chapter examines the relationships between social networks, state hierarchies, and ... More


Apollonius of Rhodes and the Spaces of Hellenism

William G. Thalmann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199731572
eISBN:
9780199896752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731572.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book draws on theories of space in cultural geography and anthropology to study the representation of space in Apollonius of Rhodes’ epic poem, the Argonautika. In Apollonius’s narrative, the ... More


Animal Husbandry in Ptolemaic Egypt

Dorothy J. Thompson

in The Economies of Hellenistic Societies, Third to First Centuries BC

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199587926
eISBN:
9780191804533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199587926.003.0018
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines animal husbandry during the three hundred years of Ptolemaic rule in Egypt (332–30 BC). It focuses on the role of the settlers, mainly Greek military settlers known as cleruchs ... More


The Alexander Romances in the Middle Ages

John Boardman

in Alexander the Great

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181752
eISBN:
9780691184043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181752.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines how fantastic tales about Alexander's life and adventures after he had conquered the “known world,” were current soon after his death. Very possibly these were to some degree ... More


Order and Chaos in Roman Administrative Terminology

Uri Yiftach

in Law in the Roman Provinces

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198844082
eISBN:
9780191879739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844082.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines one of the mechanisms used by the Roman administration in Egypt to organize data: ‘all-embracing’ categories, and the manner in which the imperial government divided and ... More


Rome Before Literature: Dionysus and Drama

T. P. Wiseman

in The Roman Audience: Classical Literature as Social History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198718352
eISBN:
9780191787645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718352.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Attic, Apulian, Campanian, and Etruscan red-figure vase painting, and engraved bronze mirrors and cistae from Latium, attest the cultural milieu of fourth-century Italy and the ubiquity of its ... More


Demetrius “The Besieger” and Athens

Ian Worthington

in Athens After Empire: A History from Alexander the Great to the Emperor Hadrian

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190633981
eISBN:
9780190634018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633981.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 4 returns to historical narrative with a discussion of the rule of Demetrius Poliorcetes in Athens and his relationship with the Athenians, especially sycophantic political leaders. The ... More


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