Images and Ideologies: Self-definition in the Hellenistic by Anthony W. Bulloch, Erich S. Gruen, A. A. Long, Andrew

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By Anthony W. Bulloch, Erich S. Gruen, A. A. Long, Andrew Stewart

This quantity captures the uniqueness, the nationwide and private id, the cultural trade, and the self-consciousness that experience lengthy been sensed as principally effective within the Hellenistic international. The fields of heritage, literature, artwork, philosophy, and faith are each one awarded utilizing the layout of 2 essays by means of a response.Conveying the course and concentration of Hellenistic studying, eighteen best students speak about problems with liberty as opposed to domination, appropriation as opposed to lodging, the expanding range of citizen roles and the costume and gesture applicable to them, and the accompanying spiritual and philosophical ferment. the result's an arresting view of the awesome and remarkable range of the Hellenistic international.

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The system could be made economically productive and could finance the wars with the other diadochs only by establishing a strong central administration, while at the same time interfering as little as possible with the temples and the religious beliefs of the people. Social separation seemed to provide part of an answer. With regard to the religions, the kings administration let everybody follow his or her beliefs. It is significant, for example, that on the occasion of an Isis festival in 217 BC, probably the Amesysia or festival of the birth of Isis, the lower adminis34.

Wilcken's commentary and the addenda in UPZ; Thompson, Memphis, 229; Lewis, Greeks in Ptolemaic Egypt, 69-87, esp. 85f. < previous page page_37 next page > < previous page next page > page_38 Page 38 him by withholding his salary and giving him cheap wine, because he was not Greek support33 as well as foster hostility towards those in other quarters. 32 In the cities the situation was even more complicated because residents lived in ethnic quarters which would provide social Cultural and social separation on the one hand, mixture and amalgamation on the other, sometimes both blending together in the same villages and families, and, hence, unavoidable ethnic frictionall these elements are part and parcel of the same complex social reality.

20. P. Mich. inv. no. ; cf. Koenen, "Adaption," 149f. n. 20), refers to one Apollonios, "a soldier of the elite cuirassiers under the command of officer Anthemides, a Cretan" ( lines 11-12). 4-5 they fight together with Illyrian units. The word , denoting , a term which has no ethnic connotation per se (K. elite units, occurs elsewhere in connection with Goudriaan, Ethnicity in Ptolemaic Egypt [Amsterdam, 1988], 121-125) but still seems m have been used for predominantly Egyptian soldiers (cf. Herod.

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