The Resource The Ptolemies, the sea and the Nile : studies in waterborne power, edited by Kostas Buraselis, Mary Stefanou, Dorothy J. Thompson

The Ptolemies, the sea and the Nile : studies in waterborne power, edited by Kostas Buraselis, Mary Stefanou, Dorothy J. Thompson

Label
The Ptolemies, the sea and the Nile : studies in waterborne power
Title
The Ptolemies, the sea and the Nile
Title remainder
studies in waterborne power
Statement of responsibility
edited by Kostas Buraselis, Mary Stefanou, Dorothy J. Thompson
Contributor
Editor
Provider
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"With its emphasis on the dynasty's concern for control of the sea--both the Mediterranean and the Red Sea--and the Nile, this book offers a new and original perspective on Ptolemaic power in a key period of Hellenistic history. Within the developing Aegean empire of the Ptolemies, the role of the navy is examined together with that of its admirals. Egypt's close relationship to Rhodes is subjected to scrutiny, as is the constant threat of piracy to the transport of goods on the Nile and by sea. Along with the trade in grain came the exchange of other products. Ptolemaic kings used their wealth for luxury ships and the dissemination of royal portraiture was accompanied by royal cult. Alexandria, the new capital of Egypt, attracted poets, scholars and even philosophers; geographical exploration by sea was a feature of the period and observations of the time enjoyed a long afterlife"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CAMBR
Index
index present
LC call number
DT92
LC item number
.P79 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • ebrary
  • Buraselis, Kostas
  • Stefanou, Mary
  • Thompson, Dorothy J.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ptolemaic dynasty
  • Ptolemaic dynasty
  • Ptolemaic dynasty
  • Egypt
  • Mediterranean Sea
  • Red Sea
  • Nile River
  • Egypt
  • Rhodes (Greece)
  • Egypt
  • Greece
  • Mediterranean Sea
  • Nile River
  • Red Sea
  • Sea-power
  • Piracy
  • HISTORY
  • International relations
  • Piracy
  • Sea-power
Label
The Ptolemies, the sea and the Nile : studies in waterborne power, edited by Kostas Buraselis, Mary Stefanou, Dorothy J. Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Preface -- In memoriam F.W. Walbank / Christian Habicht -- 1. Introduction / Kostas Buraselis and Dorothy J. Thompson -- 2. The Ptolemaic League of Islanders / Andrew Meadows -- 3. Callicrates of Samos and Patroclus of Macedon : champions of Ptolemaic thalassocracy / Hans Hauben -- 4. Rhodes and the Ptolemaic kingdom : the commercial infrastructure / Vincent Gabrielsen -- 5. Polybius and Ptolemaic sea power / Andrew Erskine -- 6. Ptolemaic grain, seaways and power / Kostas Buraselis -- 7. Waterborne recruits : the military settlers of Ptolemaic Egypt / Mary Stefanou -- 8. Our academic visitor is missing : Posidippus 89 (A-B) and "smart capital" for the thalassocrats / Paul McKechnie -- 9. Aspects of the diffusion of Ptolemaic portraiture overseas / Olga Palagia -- 10. Ptolemies and piracy / Lucia Criscuolo -- 11. The Nile police in the Ptolemaic period / Thomas Kruse -- 12. Hellenistic royal barges / Dorothy J. Thompson -- 13. Eudoxus of Cyzicus and Ptolemaic exploration of the sea route to India / Christian Habicht -- 14. Timosthenes and Eratosthenes : sea routes and Hellenistic geography / Francesco Prontera -- 15. Claudius Ptolemy on Egypt and East Africa / Klaus Geus
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 274 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139519649
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)847521069
  • (OCoLC)ocn847521069
Label
The Ptolemies, the sea and the Nile : studies in waterborne power, edited by Kostas Buraselis, Mary Stefanou, Dorothy J. Thompson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Preface -- In memoriam F.W. Walbank / Christian Habicht -- 1. Introduction / Kostas Buraselis and Dorothy J. Thompson -- 2. The Ptolemaic League of Islanders / Andrew Meadows -- 3. Callicrates of Samos and Patroclus of Macedon : champions of Ptolemaic thalassocracy / Hans Hauben -- 4. Rhodes and the Ptolemaic kingdom : the commercial infrastructure / Vincent Gabrielsen -- 5. Polybius and Ptolemaic sea power / Andrew Erskine -- 6. Ptolemaic grain, seaways and power / Kostas Buraselis -- 7. Waterborne recruits : the military settlers of Ptolemaic Egypt / Mary Stefanou -- 8. Our academic visitor is missing : Posidippus 89 (A-B) and "smart capital" for the thalassocrats / Paul McKechnie -- 9. Aspects of the diffusion of Ptolemaic portraiture overseas / Olga Palagia -- 10. Ptolemies and piracy / Lucia Criscuolo -- 11. The Nile police in the Ptolemaic period / Thomas Kruse -- 12. Hellenistic royal barges / Dorothy J. Thompson -- 13. Eudoxus of Cyzicus and Ptolemaic exploration of the sea route to India / Christian Habicht -- 14. Timosthenes and Eratosthenes : sea routes and Hellenistic geography / Francesco Prontera -- 15. Claudius Ptolemy on Egypt and East Africa / Klaus Geus
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 274 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139519649
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)847521069
  • (OCoLC)ocn847521069

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