Marital Crises or Institutional Crises? Two Ptolemaic Couples under the Spolight

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Type
Partie de livre
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Chapitre: chapitre ou section
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Titre
Marital Crises or Institutional Crises? Two Ptolemaic Couples under the Spolight
Titre du livre
Power Couples in Antiquity : Transversal Perspectives
Auteur(s)
Bielman Sánchez Anne, Joliton Virginie
Editeur
Bielman Sánchez Anne
Lieu d'édition
Oxford/New York
ISBN
9781138575264
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
29/03/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Editeur scientifique
Bielman Sánchez Anne
Série
Routledge Monographs in Classical Antiquity
Numéro de chapitre
4
Pages
69-98
Langue
anglais
Résumé
This study examines two royal Ptolemaic couples who, according to some classical sources, were reputed to have experienced serious marital crises. The primary focus is on the couple Ptolemy IV and Arsinoe III, who ruled during the end of the third century BCE . A point for comparison is provided by the couple Ptolemy VIII and Cleopatra II from the second century BCE . The methodology used here aims to compare the information provided by the literary sources – which are much later than the marital crises mentioned – with information from contemporary documentary sources concerning these rulers. The written sources consist of Greek and Egyptian inscriptions and papyri; the visual sources are from Egyptian temple bas- reliefs and inscriptions. The comparison between both categories of sources should permit an evaluation of the historicity of the marital crises attributed to both couples and at the same time, question the reliability of the available documentation on this subject.
Mots-clé
Ptolemy IV, Ptolemy VIII, Arsinoe III, Cleopatra II, Cleopatra III, matrimonial crises, feelings between partners, brother-sister artificial bonds
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