Corpus of Ptolemaic Inscriptions: Volume 1, Alexandria and the Delta (Nos. 1-206): Part I: Greek, Bilingual, and Trilingual Inscriptions from Egypt - Corpus of Ptolemaic Inscriptions (Hardback)
  • Corpus of Ptolemaic Inscriptions: Volume 1, Alexandria and the Delta (Nos. 1-206): Part I: Greek, Bilingual, and Trilingual Inscriptions from Egypt - Corpus of Ptolemaic Inscriptions (Hardback)
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Corpus of Ptolemaic Inscriptions: Volume 1, Alexandria and the Delta (Nos. 1-206): Part I: Greek, Bilingual, and Trilingual Inscriptions from Egypt - Corpus of Ptolemaic Inscriptions (Hardback)

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Published: 15/04/2021
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This is the first of three volumes of a Corpus publication of the Greek, bilingual and trilingual inscriptions of Ptolemaic Egypt covering the period between Alexander's conquest in 332 BC and the fall of Alexandria to the Romans in 30 BC. The Corpus offers scholarly editions, with translations, full descriptions and supporting commentaries, of more than 650 inscribed documents, of which 206, from Alexandria and the region of the Nile Delta, fall within this first volume. The inscriptions in the Corpus range in scope and significance from major public monuments such as the trilingual Rosetta Stone to private dedicatory plaques and funerary notices. They reflect almost every aspect of public and private life in Hellenistic Egypt: civic, royal and priestly decrees, letters and petitions, royal and private dedications to kings and deities, as well as pilgrimage notices, hymns and epigrams. The inscriptions in the Corpus are drawn from the entire Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, from Alexandria and the Egyptian Delta, through the Fayum, along the Nile Valley, to Upper Egypt, and across the Eastern and Western Deserts. The Corpus supersedes older publications and other partial collections organised by specific region or theme, and offers for the first time a full picture of the Greek and multilingual epigraphic landscape of the Ptolemaic period. It will be an indispensable resource for new and continuing research into the history, society and culture of Ptolemaic Egypt and the wider Hellenistic world.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198860495
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 1388 g
Dimensions: 254 x 19 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
There is no doubt that the Corpus of Ptolemaic Inscriptions will become the standard reference work for Ptolemaic inscriptions from Egypt, provided editors carry through with the remaining two volumes. * RODNEY AST, Universitat Heidelberg, THE CLASSICAL REVIEW *
For most scholars interested in Ptolemaic Egypt, however, the CPI will provide "one-stop shopping" for access to the richness of the epigraphic legacy of one of the most important successor kingdoms-and a clear sense of the complex interplay of indigenous Egyptian cultural and political conventions expressed in hieroglyphic and Demotic practices with the Greek epigraphic tradition the Ptolemies and their people brought with them. * Gary Reger, Bryn Mawr Classical Review *

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