By George Hinge, Jens A. Krasilnikoff
During the complete span of Graeco-Roman antiquity, Alexandria represented a gathering position for plenty of ethnic cultures and town itself was once topic to a variety of neighborhood advancements, which created and formatted a unique Alexandrine 'culture' in addition to a number of precise 'cultures'. historical Greek, Roman and Jewish observers communicated or held declare to that specific message. therefore, Arrian, Theocritus, Strabo, and Athenaeus said their fascination with the Alexandrine melting pot to the broader international as did Philo, Josephus and Clement. In quite a few models, the 4 papers of half I of the amount, Alexandria from Greece and Egypt, take care of the connection among Ptolemaic Alexandria and its Greek previous. besides the fact that, the Egyptian starting place and historical past additionally performs vital roles for the arguments. The contributions to the second one a part of the e-book are dedicated to discussions of varied features of touch and improvement among Rome, Judaism and Christianity.
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The re-populating of the city and the renewed commitment to the mythology of the royal house and its 57 P. Cairo Zeno 59341 (a), ll. 17-22; P. Freib. 7. 58 Fraser 1972, 218, 224, 228, 231-2, 288. The mutual support of the Athenians and Ptolemy “the younger” is made explicit in a decree honouring Callias of Sphettus (270/69 BC). Here, Ptolemy furnishes the new robe for Athena Archēgetis at the Panathenaea and Callias is honoured for paying the cost of sending a sacred embassy to the Ptolemaeia and generally for acting as the contact between Athens and Ptolemy.