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 embrace all of the key non secular, political, and creative beliefs of Ptolemaic Alexandria. even though she arrived there approximately friendless, with the taint of homicide round her, she grew to become the most comprehensive and strong of the Macedonian queens descended from the successors of Alexander the good. She used to be on the heart of a bunch of significant poets and intellectuals linked to the Museum and Library, no longer the least of which used to be Callimachus, crucial poet of the age. those males wrote poems not only for her, yet approximately her, and their eloquent voices projected her air of mystery commonly around the Greek-speaking international. even though the variety of Berenice's pursuits used to be awesome and the amount and caliber of the poetry she encouraged extraordinary, this day she is all yet identified. Assimilating the scant and scattered proof of her lifestyles, Dee L. Clayman provides a girl who used to be extra robust and interesting 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 means conscientiously throughout the possibilities and hazards they offered, finally utilizing them to accrue exceptional honors that have been all yet equivalent to these of the king.

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