Ptolemaic Royal Women

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Title
Ptolemaic Royal Women
Title of the book
The Routledge Companion to Women and Monarchy in the Ancient Mediterranean World
Author(s)
Bielman Sánchez Anne, Lenzo Giuseppina
Publisher
Routledge
Address of publication
London and New York
ISBN
978-1-138-35884-3
978-0-429-43410-5
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2021
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Editor
Carney  Elizabeth D., Müller Sabine
Series
Routledge Monographs in Classical Antiquity
Chapter
7
Pages
73-83
Language
english
Abstract
According to the authors of this study, three elements are fundamental to analyze the political status of the Ptolemaic queens, from Berenice I to Cleopatra II (300-115 BCE): the dynastic cult and the representation of kings and queens in Egyptian temples; the enhancement of the couple in the dynastic propaganda; the establishment of the system of joint rule from 180 BCE onwards. These three elements will be examined successively, queen by queen, highlighting the major changes that have occurred. The observations presented here take into account all the available documentation (papyri, scenes in temples, inscriptions, stelae, coins, and literary sources) in the two languages (Egyptian and Greek) and three writings used in Hellenistic Egypt (hieroglyphic, demotic and Greek).
Keywords
Ptolemies, queens, Hellenistic
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13/07/2021 6:36
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