By George Hinge, Jens A. Krasilnikoff
Through the complete span of Graeco-Roman antiquity, Alexandria represented a gathering position for lots of ethnic cultures and town itself was once topic to quite a lot of neighborhood advancements, which created and formatted a special Alexandrine 'culture' in addition to a number of designated 'cultures'. historical Greek, Roman and Jewish observers communicated or held declare to that individual message. therefore, Arrian, Theocritus, Strabo, and Athenaeus stated their fascination with the Alexandrine melting pot to the broader international as did Philo, Josephus and Clement. In numerous 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 previous. even though, the Egyptian starting place and background additionally performs very important roles for the arguments. The contributions to the second one a part of the e-book are dedicated to discussions of varied elements of touch and improvement among Rome, Judaism and Christianity.
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In Moustapha Pasha 1, aside from and perhaps beyond the theatrically derived architecture, water becomes a leading actor in the production of the burial rites. So far as any Alexandrian tomb is concerned, however, Moustapha Pasha 3 (Fig. 7) is the most unquestionably theatrical, though it may not be a tomb at all. Although a Hadra hydria was discovered in the excavation, which might argue for at least one cremation burial,19 no loculi or any other accommodation for burial was discovered. It is therefore conceivable that Moustapha Pasha 3 may have been devoted entirely to the funerary rites, which would explain its unique design.
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By this framing, the royal house and its city of residence added further weight to the claim of Alexandria as the place where the Ptolemaic mythology would become the experience of all the Alexandrine “actors” through the re-enactment of the homecoming of Dionysus at the Ptolemaeia. The re-populating of the city and the renewed commitment to the mythology of the royal house and its 57 P. Cairo Zeno 59341 (a), ll. 17-22; P. Freib. 7. 58 Fraser 1972, 218, 224, 228, 231-2, 288. The mutual support of the Athenians and Ptolemy “the younger” is made explicit in a decree honouring Callias of Sphettus (270/69 BC).
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