Alexandria: A Cultural and Religious Melting Pot by George Hinge, Jens A. Krasilnikoff

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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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Tempo-Spatial Traits of Royal Ideology 39 Erskine, A. 1995 “Culture and Power in Ptolemaic Egypt: the Museum and Library of Alexandria” Greece and Rome, 42, 38-48. M. ) Oxford: Clarendon Press. M. 1996 Cities of Alexander the Great, Oxford: Clarendon Press. Garland, R. 2001 Piraeus. From the fifth to the first century BC London: Gerald Duckworth (second edition). Goudriaan, K. 1988 Ethnicity in Ptolemaic Egypt Amsterdam: Gieben. Hall, J. 1997 Ethnic identity in Greek antiquity Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

1947 Les Grecs en Égypte: d’après les archives de Zénon (Collection Lebègue, 7th series 78) Bruxelles: Office de Publicité. F. 1984 Rituals and Power. The Roman Imperial Cult in Asia Minor Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. , 1983 The Grand Procession of Ptolemy Philadelphus Oxford: Oxford University Press. Rostovtzeff, M. ) Oxford: Oxford University Press. Rudhardt, J. 1992 “Les attitudes des Grecs a l’égard des religions étrangères” Revue de l’histoire des religions 209, 219-38. S. 1983 From Athens to Alexandria: Hellenism and Social Goals in Ptolemaic Egypt (Studia Hellenistica 26) Lovanii.

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.

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