Greek-Roman Period


Egypt After the Pharaohs 332 BC-AD 642: From Alexander to the Arab Conquest

Author: Bowman, Alan K.
Publisher: University of California Press, 1996

This book treats the period which witnessed the arrival of the Greeks and Hellenistic culture in Egypt, the reign of the Ptolemies from Ptolemy I to Cleopatra, the conquest by Rome, the scientific and cultural achievements of Alexandria, and the rise of Christianity.


Egypt in Late Antiquity

Author: Bagnall, Roger S.
Published: Princeton University Press, 1995

Focusing on Egypt from the accession of Diocletian in 284 to the middle of the fifth century, Roger Bagnall draws his evidence mainly from documentary and archaeological sources, including the papyri that have been published over the last thirty years.




A History of the Ptolemaic Empire

Author: Hölbl, Günther
Publisher: Routledge, 2000

A compelling and comprehensive guide to the rise and decline of Ptolemaic rule in Egypt over three centuries, from the death of Alexander in 323 BC to the tragic deaths of Antony and Cleopatra in 30 BC.




The Last Pharaohs: Egypt Under the Ptolemies, 305-30 BC

Author: Manning, J.G.
Publisher: Princeton University Press, 2009

This book examines the Ptolemaic dynasty in the context of the study of authoritarian and premodern states, shifting the focus of study away from modern European nation-states and toward ancient Asian ones.


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