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By Dee L. Clayman

ISBN-10: 0195370880

ISBN-13: 9780195370881

ISBN-10: 0195370899

ISBN-13: 9780195370898

Berenice II (c. 264-221 BCE), daughter of King Magas of Cyrene and spouse of Ptolemy III Euergetes, got here to embrace the entire key non secular, political, and inventive beliefs of Ptolemaic Alexandria. although she arrived there approximately friendless, with the taint of homicide round her, she grew to become the most finished and robust of the Macedonian queens descended from the successors of Alexander the good. She was once on the middle of a gaggle of vital poets and intellectuals linked to the Museum and Library, now not the least of which used to be Callimachus, an important poet of the age. those males wrote poems not only for her, yet approximately her, and their eloquent voices projected her aura broadly around the Greek-speaking international. notwithstanding the variety of Berenice's pursuits was once remarkable and the volume and caliber of the poetry she encouraged exceptional, this present day she is all yet identified. Assimilating the scant and scattered facts of her lifestyles, Dee L. Clayman offers a lady who was once extra strong and engaging than we had formerly imagined. Berenice II and the Golden Age of Ptolemaic Egypt offers a portrait of a lady who had entry to the cultural riches of either Greece and Egypt and who navigated her method rigorously in the course of the possibilities and risks they offered, finally utilizing them to accrue unparalleled honors that have been all yet equivalent to these of the king.

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