New PDF release: Berenice II and the Golden Age of Ptolemaic Egypt (Women in

By Dee L. Clayman

ISBN-10: 0195370880

ISBN-13: 9780195370881

ISBN-10: 0195370899

ISBN-13: 9780195370898

Berenice II (c. 264-221 BCE), daughter of King Magas of Cyrene and spouse of Ptolemy III Euergetes, got here to include the entire key non secular, political, and inventive beliefs of Ptolemaic Alexandria. although she arrived there approximately friendless, with the taint of homicide round her, she turned the most entire and robust of the Macedonian queens descended from the successors of Alexander the nice. She used to be on the heart of a gaggle of significant poets and intellectuals linked to the Museum and Library, no longer the least of which was once Callimachus, an important poet of the age. those males wrote poems not only for her, yet approximately her, and their eloquent voices projected her aura extensively around the Greek-speaking international. notwithstanding the variety of Berenice's pursuits used to be outstanding and the volume and caliber of the poetry she encouraged exceptional, this present day she is all yet identified. Assimilating the scant and scattered proof of her lifestyles, Dee L. Clayman offers a girl who was once extra strong and engaging than we had formerly imagined. Berenice II and the Golden Age of Ptolemaic Egypt offers a portrait of a girl who had entry to the cultural riches of either Greece and Egypt and who navigated her approach rigorously in the course of the possibilities and risks they awarded, eventually utilizing them to accrue extraordinary honors that have been all yet equivalent to these of the king.

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