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The Epigraphy of Ptolemaic Egypt

Alan Bowman and Charles Crowther

Abstract

The book contains twelve chapters, by various authors, discussing aspects of the Greek and Egyptian bilingual and trilingual inscriptions from Egypt during the Ptolemaic period, from the conquest by Alexander the Great (332 BC) to the death of Kleopatra VII (30 BC). It is intended as a complement to the publication of the full texts, with up-to-date commentaries and images, of about 650 inscriptions on stone. These include major decrees of priestly colleges, such as the Rosetta Stone, and a great variety of religious and secular monuments from the whole of Egypt, from Alexandria to Philae. The ... More

Keywords: Egypt, inscription, Ptolemaic dynasty, Alexandria, monument, dedication, epigram

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198858225
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198858225.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Bowman, editor
Camden Professor Emeritus of Ancient History, University of Oxford; former Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford

Charles Crowther, editor
Associate Professor of Greek Epigraphy and Associate Director of the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents, University of Oxford; Fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford

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