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Ptolemy I : king and pharaoh of Egypt

Author: Ian Worthington
Publisher: New York [etc.] : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first full-length biography of Ptolemy I of Egypt in English. From his boyhood friendship with Alexander the Great to his reign as king and pharaoh of Egypt, Ptolemy's story is one of  Read more...

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Named Person: Tolomeo, re d'Egitto
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Worthington
ISBN: 9780190202330 0190202335 9780190620127 0190620129
OCLC Number: 987681864
Description: 253 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. From Cleopatra to Ptolemy --
The young Ptolemy --
Invading Persia with Alexander --
The campaign in Afghanistan --
To India and back --
Ptolemy and the rise of the successors --
From Babylon to Egypt --
Ptolemy under attack --
Alexander's corpse --
From satrap to king --
First among equals --
Ptolemy and Egypt --
The end --
and beyond --
Appendix 1. Ptolemy's history of Alexander --
Appendix 2. The sources of information.
Responsibility: Ian Worthington.

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