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 spiritual, political, and creative beliefs of Ptolemaic Alexandria. even though she arrived there approximately friendless, with the taint of homicide round her, she turned some of the most complete and strong of the Macedonian queens descended from the successors of Alexander the nice. She was once on the heart of a gaggle of significant poets and intellectuals linked to the Museum and Library, now not 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 aura broadly around the Greek-speaking international. notwithstanding the diversity of Berenice's pursuits was once awesome and the amount and caliber of the poetry she encouraged extraordinary, this day she is all yet recognized. Assimilating the scant and scattered facts of her lifestyles, Dee L. Clayman offers a lady who used to be extra robust 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 method conscientiously in the course of the possibilities and hazards they awarded, finally utilizing them to accrue exceptional honors that have been all yet equivalent to these of the king.

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