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Ptolemy II Philadelphus and his World

Ptolemy II Philadelphus and his World by Paul McKechnie
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Ptolemy II Philadelphus, second Macedonian king of Egypt (282-246BC), captured intellectual high ground by founding the Alexandrian Library and Museum, and cemented celebrity status by bankrolling his courtesans' endeavours in Olympic chariot-racing. In this book scholars analyse a range of key aspects of Phiadelphus' world.
BRILL; October 2008
504 pages; ISBN 9789047424208
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Title: Ptolemy II Philadelphus and his World
Author: Paul McKechnie; Philippe Guillaume
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