By George Hinge, Jens A. Krasilnikoff
During the whole span of Graeco-Roman antiquity, Alexandria represented a gathering position for lots of ethnic cultures and the town itself used to be topic to quite a lot of neighborhood advancements, which created and formatted a unique Alexandrine 'culture' in addition to a number of specific 'cultures'. historic Greek, Roman and Jewish observers communicated or held declare to that individual message. accordingly, Arrian, Theocritus, Strabo, and Athenaeus pronounced their fascination with the Alexandrine melting pot to the broader international as did Philo, Josephus and Clement. In a number of models, the 4 papers of half I of the quantity, Alexandria from Greece and Egypt, care for the connection among Ptolemaic Alexandria and its Greek prior. notwithstanding, the Egyptian foundation and history additionally performs very important roles for the arguments. The contributions to the second one a part of the ebook are dedicated to discussions of varied elements of touch and improvement among Rome, Judaism and Christianity.
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Illusionistic fiction is the basis of theatrical design and despite (or perhaps because of ) the early date of Hypogeum A, the tomb contains some of the most sophisticated examples of illusionistic fiction of any Alexandrian tomb. 11 The long walls of the court (f ) were articulated by engaged columns (which can no longer be made out), which were painted white. Between the columns, the court’s walls were painted blue, simulating sky and air, and against the blue, rich swags of garlands were painted as if hung between the rockcut columns.
The second way to understand the relationship between identity and ideology is an inward exercise which deals with Ptolemaic adherence to and control over Egypt. In this case, it is important to stress the mythological “fact”; the Ptolemies created a distinctly unique frame of reference, which allowed for its development to commence in its own right and on its own terms. 31 However, Ptolemy’s possession of the body of Good points of departure in Hoepfner and Schwandner 1994, 235-56, and Empereur 1998, passim.
28 In a number of ways, the first of the Ptolemies, Ptolemy Soter and perhaps most importantly, his son Ptolemy Philadelphus, incorporated and exploited what I shall name “the notion of Alexander” as one of the focal elements in the early versions of the Ptolemaic royal ideology. 29 Thus, the second focal element in the development of Ptolemaic royal ideology was obviously the history of the Ptolemies themselves and their varying though always extensive involvement in religious innovation and development.
Alexandria: A Cultural and Religious Melting Pot by George Hinge, Jens A. Krasilnikoff