The Satrap Stele of Ptolemy: a reassessment

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Abstract

The Satrap Stele is the most important native Egyptian source for Ptolemy the Satrap. This paper examines the language used to refer to Ptolemy to provide a basis for an evaluation of the ancient author(s) understanding of his position at the time. The controversial question of whether, in lines 8-12, he is referred to as "His Majesty” is discussed as well as the significance of the empty cartouches.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPtolemy I and the transformation of Egypt, 404-282 BCE
EditorsPaul McKechnie, Jennifer A. Cromwell
Place of PublicationLeiden ; Boston
PublisherBrill
Pages166-198
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9789004367623
ISBN (Print)9789004366961
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameMnemosyne, Supplements, History and Archaeology of Classical Antiquity
PublisherBrill
Volume415
ISSN (Print)2352-8656

Keywords

  • Satrap Stele
  • Ptolemy
  • Ptolemaic Egypt

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