Berenice II and the Golden Age of Ptolemaic Egypt (Women in by Dee L. Clayman

By Dee L. Clayman

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 grew to become probably the most finished and strong of the Macedonian queens descended from the successors of Alexander the good. She was once on the heart of a gaggle of vital poets and intellectuals linked to the Museum and Library, now not 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 air of mystery extensively around the Greek-speaking international. although the diversity of Berenice's pursuits was once striking and the volume and caliber of the poetry she encouraged unprecedented, this day she is all yet identified. Assimilating the scant and scattered proof of her lifestyles, Dee L. Clayman offers a lady who used to be 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 means rigorously in the course of the possibilities and risks they provided, finally utilizing them to accrue remarkable honors that have been all yet equivalent to these of the king.

Show description

Read Online or Download Berenice II and the Golden Age of Ptolemaic Egypt (Women in Antiquity) PDF

Similar biographies & memoirs of women books


It's a real tale of occasions that came about over a 10 12 months interval. The names are replaced however the occasions and destinations are genuine. it's a tale of injustice to a toddler. His hopes and goals have been simply to be secure and stay his existence with out fear.

Vera: My Story

‘My revenge on Hitler is an entire life during which satisfaction has reached me from 100 assets, and been welcomed. ’—Vera WasowskiA tale of braveness, unconventionality and lust for all times. Vera Wasowski was once simply seven years outdated whilst German squaddies marched her family members into the Lvov Jewish ghetto in Poland.

The Las Vegas Madam: The Escorts, The Clients, The Truth

Sin urban uncovered! The final Vegas Madam will make 50 colors of gray Blush red! The Las Vegas Madam: The Escorts, the consumers, the reality takes you contained in the lifetime of a choice woman as she spirals right into a international of glamour and secrets and techniques and reveal. whilst a scandalous information tale splashed throughout mainstream media approximately an elite escort employer in Las Vegas, humans have been stunned to benefit there has been a tiny mastermind in the back of the corporate a small city lady from Oregon named Jami Rodman glided by the pseudonym Haley Heston.

Elinor Ostrom: An Intellectual Biography

Elinor Ostrom used to be the 1st lady to win the Nobel Prize in economics. She has been on the leading edge of recent Institutional Economics and Public selection revolutions, learning fabulous ways that groups around the globe have reach fixing tricky collective difficulties. She first rose to prominence through learning the police in metropolitan parts within the usa, and displaying that, opposite to the existing view on the time, group policing and smaller departments labored larger than centralized and big police departments.

Extra resources for Berenice II and the Golden Age of Ptolemaic Egypt (Women in Antiquity)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.81 of 5 – based on 28 votes