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Description - Seeing Double by Susan A. Stephens

When, in the third century BCE, the Ptolemies became rulers in Egypt, they found themselves not only kings of a Greek population but also pharaohs for the Egyptian people. Offering an expanded understanding of Alexandrian poetry, Susan Stephens argues that poets such as Callimachus, Theocritus and Apollonius proved instrumental in bridging the distance between the two distinct and at times diametrically opposed cultures under Ptolemaic rule. Her work positions Alexandrian poetry as part of the dynamic in which Greek and Egyptian worlds were bound to interact socially, politically and imaginatively.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520229730
ISBN-10: 0520229738
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 311
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 27-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Susan A. Stephens

Susan A. Stephens is Professor of Classics at Stanford University, author of Yale Papyri in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library II (1985), and coeditor of Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments (1995) and Didymus in Demosthenem: Commenta (1985).

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