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Ptolemy of Egypt

Author: Walter M Ellis
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Even though Ptolemy I is a major figure of the Hellenistic period, there has never been a biography of him before this one. The unsatisfactory condition of the sources, not least the absence of a Life by Plutarch is the probable reason. Although we know a great many facts about Ptolemy, we know too little about the real man. The enthralling portrait of Ptolemy which emerges from this book will more than make up the
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Ellis, Walter M., 1943-
Ptolemy of Egypt.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1994
(OCoLC)664503599
Named Person: Ptolemy, King of Egypt; Ptolémée, roi d'Égypte.; Ptolemy, King of Egypt; Ptolemaios, Ägypten König; König I ) Ptolemaios (Ägypten
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter M Ellis
ISBN: 0415100208 9780415100205 0415100216 9780415100212
OCLC Number: 27812424
Description: xix, 104 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. In the Shadow of Alexander --
2. Ptolemy the Historian --
3. The Successors --
4. Ptolemy as Satrap --
5. The War With Perdiccas --
6. The War With Antigonus --
7. Ptolemy the King --
The family of Ptolemy.
Responsibility: Walter M. Ellis.
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In this biography of Ptolemy, Professor Ellis charts the ruler's extraordinary achievements in and beyond Egypt. This he does in the context of the fragmentation of Alexander's enormous empire and  Read more...

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"This study provides great details on this ancient ruler's life....it is a recommended biography of interest to students of Greek and Ptolemaic history."-"Frankie's Bibliography of Ancient Egypt

 
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