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Egypt in the age of Cleopatra : history and society under the Ptolemies

Author: Michel Chauveau
Publisher: Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, ©2000.
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Few other civilizations rival ancient Egypt in its power to capture the modern imagination, and Cleopatra VII, monarch at the end of the Ptolemaic period, has always been preeminent among its cast of characters. Coming to power just before the unstable state was about to be absorbed into an autocratic empire, Cleopatra oversaw not only Egypt's progress as an influential regional power but also the fragile peace of  Read more...
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Chauveau, Michel.
Egypt in the age of Cleopatra.
Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606279936
Named Person: Ptolemaic dynasty; Ptolemaic dynasty; Ptolemaic dynasty
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Chauveau
ISBN: 0801435978 9780801435973 0801485762 9780801485763
OCLC Number: 42578681
Description: vii, 226 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Historical perspective --
Greek pharaohs and their subjects --
Cities and countryside --
Economy and society --
Priests and temples --
Living on the death of others --
Soldiers and peasants --
Two languages, two cultures, three writing systems.
Other Titles: Egypte au temps de Cléopâtre.
Responsibility: Michel Chauveau ; translated from the French by David Lorton.

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Few other civilizations rival Ancient Egypt in its power to capture the modern imagination, and Cleopatra VII, monarch at the end of the Ptolemaic period, has always been preeminent among its cast of  Read more...

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"Chauveau makes extensive use of the Egyptian sources, including papyri, ostraca, hieroglyphic inscriptions, stelae, and coins to present a concise overview of both urban and rural Egypt under the Read more...

 
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