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Oxford Classical Monographs

Gymnasia and Greek Identity in Ptolemaic Egypt

Paganini, Mario C. D. (Austrian Archaeological Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences)

Gymnasia and Greek Identity in Ptolemaic Egypt

Oxford Classical Monographs

Gymnasia and Greek Identity in Ptolemaic Egypt

Oxford Classical Monographs: Gymnasia and Greek Identity in Ptolemaic Egypt

 

This book provides the first complete study of the documentation relevant to the gymnasium and gymnasial life in Egypt in the period 323-30 BC. Paganini analyses the role of the gymnasium in Ptolemaic Egypt and how it related to Greek identity in the region.


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Beschrijving Oxford Classical Monographs: Gymnasia and Greek Identity in Ptolemaic Egypt

This book provides the first complete study of the documentation relevant to the gymnasium and gymnasial life in Egypt at the time of the Ptolemies, the longest reigning Hellenistic Royal House (323-30 BC). Paganini analyses the diffusion, characteristics, administration, and developments of the institution of the gymnasium in Ptolemaic Egypt and its implications for the assertion of Greek identity. He shows how this institution and its people were affected by the
local environment and how 'those from the gymnasium', the members of this most distinctively Greek institution, were truly embedded in the social and cultural milieu of the country where they lived: they were the 'Greeks' of Egypt. Thanks to the information originating from Ptolemaic Egypt and its
papyrological sources, this work showcases the variety of concomitant features and different traditions that were alive and active in the Hellenistic world, thus contributing to a better understanding of the ancient world in all its complexity and vitality.


ISBN
9780192845801
Pagina's
368
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Serie
Oxford Classical Monographs
NUR
680
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
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OUP Oxford

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