By Christelle Fischer-Bovet

ISBN-10: 1107007755

ISBN-13: 9781107007758

this is often the single monstrous and up to date reference paintings at the Ptolemaic military. making use of Greek and Egyptian papyri and inscriptions, and construction on techniques built in state-formation concept, it bargains a coherent account of ways the altering buildings of the military in Egypt after Alexander's conquest ended in the improvement of an ethnically extra built-in society. a brand new tripartite department of Ptolemaic historical past demanding situations the assumption of sluggish decline, and emphasizes the reshaping of army constructions that came about among c.220 and c.160 BC according to adjustments within the nature of war, mobilization and demobilization, and fiscal constraints. An research of the socio-economic function performed by means of squaddies allows a reassessment of the cleruchic process and exhibits how squaddies' institutions generated interethnic workforce unity. by way of integrating Egyptian proof, Christelle Fischer-Bovet additionally demonstrates that the relationship among the military and native temples provided new methods for Greeks and Egyptians to interact.

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