A companion to Greco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt
- ISBN: 9781118428474
- Editorial: Wiley-Blackwell
- Fecha de la edición: 2019
- Lugar de la edición: New Jersey. Estados Unidos de Norteamérica
- Colección: Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World
- Encuadernación: Cartoné
- Medidas: 24 cm
- Nº Pág.: 749
- Idiomas: Inglés
An authoritative and multidisciplinary Companion to Egypt during the Greco-Roman and Late Antique period
With contributions from noted authorities in the field, A Companion to Greco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt offers a comprehensive resource that covers almost 1000 years of Egyptian history, starting with the liberation of Egypt from Persian rule by Alexander the Great in 332 BC and ending in AD 642, when Arab rule started in the Nile country.
The Companion takes a largely sociological perspective and includes a section on life portraits at the end of each part. The theme of identity in a multicultural environment and a chapter on the quality of life of Egypt's inhabitants clearly illustrate this objective. The authors put the emphasis on the changes that occurred in the Greco-Roman and Late Antique periods, as illustrated by such topics as: Traditional religious life challenged; Governing a country with a past: between tradition and innovation; and Creative minds in theory and praxis.