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Arsinoë of Egypt and Macedon : a royal life, Elizabeth Donnelly Carney

Label
Arsinoë of Egypt and Macedon : a royal life
Title
Arsinoë of Egypt and Macedon
Title remainder
a royal life
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Donnelly Carney
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The life of Arsinoë II (c. 316-c.270 BCE), daughter of Ptolemy Soter, the founder of the Ptolemaic dynasty, is characterised by dynastic intrigue. Her marriage to her full brother Ptolemy II, king of Egypt, was the first of the sibling marriages that became the dynastic signature of the Ptolemies. With Ptolemy II, she ended her days in great wealth and security and was ultimately deified. However, in order to reach that point she was forced to endure two tumultuous marriages, both of which led her to flee for her life, leaving war, murder, and bloodshed in her wake. Throughout much of her life, Arsinoë controlled great wealth and exercised political influence, but domestic stability characterised only her last few years. Arsinoë was the model for the powerful role Ptolemaic women gradually acquired as co-rulers of their empire. Her image continued to play a role in dynastic loyalty and solidarity for centuries to come. Despite the fact that Arsinoë was the pivotal figure in the eventual evolution of regal power for Ptolemaic women, and despite a considerable body of recent scholarship across many fields relevant to her life, there is no up-to-date biography in English on the life of this queen. Elizabeth Carney, in sifting through the available archaeological and literary evidence, creates an accessible and reasoned picture of this royal woman. In describing Arsinoë's significant role in the courts of Thrace and Alexandria, Carney discusses the role of earlier Macedonian royal women in monarchy, the institution of sibling marriage, and the reasons for its longstanding success in Hellenistic Egypt. Ultimately, this book provides a broader view of an integral player in the Hellenistic world." -- Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carney, Elizabeth Donnelly
Dewey number
932.021092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Women in antiquity
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arsinoe
  • Arsinoe
  • Diadochi (Macedonia : 323-276 B.C.)
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Greece
  • Macedonia
  • Thrace
  • Kings and rulers
  • Egypt
  • Europe
  • Greece
  • Mediterranean Region
Label
Arsinoë of Egypt and Macedon : a royal life, Elizabeth Donnelly Carney
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=39970
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-201) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Arsinoë's background and youth: 318-14-300 -- Arsinoë as the wife of Lysimachus: c.300-281 -- Arsinoë and Ptolemy Ceraunus: 281-279-6 -- Arsinoë's return to Egypt and marriage to Ptolemy II: 279-275 -- Arsinoë II as wife of Ptolemy II: c. 275-270 -- Arsinoë's afterlife
Control code
ocn796230171
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 215 p.
Isbn
9780195365511
Lccn
2012023599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022059861
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)796230171
Label
Arsinoë of Egypt and Macedon : a royal life, Elizabeth Donnelly Carney
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=39970
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-201) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Arsinoë's background and youth: 318-14-300 -- Arsinoë as the wife of Lysimachus: c.300-281 -- Arsinoë and Ptolemy Ceraunus: 281-279-6 -- Arsinoë's return to Egypt and marriage to Ptolemy II: 279-275 -- Arsinoë II as wife of Ptolemy II: c. 275-270 -- Arsinoë's afterlife
Control code
ocn796230171
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 215 p.
Isbn
9780195365511
Lccn
2012023599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022059861
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)796230171

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