By George Hinge, Jens A. Krasilnikoff
In the course of the complete span of Graeco-Roman antiquity, Alexandria represented a gathering position for plenty of ethnic cultures and the town itself used to be topic to quite a lot of neighborhood advancements, which created and formatted a different Alexandrine 'culture' in addition to numerous designated 'cultures'. historical Greek, Roman and Jewish observers communicated or held declare to that individual message. accordingly, Arrian, Theocritus, Strabo, and Athenaeus said their fascination with the Alexandrine melting pot to the broader global as did Philo, Josephus and Clement. In a variety of 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 earlier. even if, the Egyptian beginning and background additionally performs very important roles for the arguments. The contributions to the second one a part of the booklet are dedicated to discussions of varied elements of touch and improvement among Rome, Judaism and Christianity.
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59-79. The discussion of the space and place dimensions of the Ptolemaic Empire is beyond of this paper. It is, however, of some importance to stress again the importance of exclusiveness, which is created by the exploitation of religious events as political events. g. Sholten 2000, esp. 39-45, 97-102, 235-52. On religious exploitation by the Aetolian league. Ath. 202f -203e = Callixinus of Rhodes FGrH 627 F 2. Fraser 1972, 202. g. Aphrodite – or act in ways that supported the Alexandrine economy, which would include Demeter (in the great Procession Philadelphus is aligned with Triptolemus) and Apollo-Sarapis.
As in Hypogeum A, the walls of Moustapha Pasha Tomb 1 (the walls of the other tombs are not well enough preserved to comment upon) are treated in Greek zone-style (itself a fiction, as it reproduces the outer wall of monumental civic or religious buildings on the interior of much lesser ones) but, unusually in Alexandrian tombs, this fiction is carried out not only in paint, but also in plaster, with both the string course and the orthostat blocks carved as if carrying drafted margins. Because it is built around a court open to the sky, the Alexandrian tomb has been identified as replicating a Hellenistic house, and other of its other details – the klinai and the treatment of the walls – accord with those found in domestic interiors.