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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. notwithstanding she arrived there approximately friendless, with the taint of homicide round her, she turned the most finished and strong of the Macedonian queens descended from the successors of Alexander the nice. She used to be on the heart of a bunch of significant 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 largely around the Greek-speaking international. notwithstanding the diversity of Berenice's pursuits was once notable and the volume and caliber of the poetry she encouraged unheard of, this day she is all yet recognized. Assimilating the scant and scattered facts of her existence, Dee L. Clayman offers a girl who was once extra strong and interesting 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 manner rigorously during the possibilities and risks they awarded, finally utilizing them to accrue extraordinary honors that have been all yet equivalent to these of the king.

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