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By Christelle Fischer-Bovet

This can be the one mammoth and updated reference paintings at the Ptolemaic military. utilizing Greek and Egyptian papyri and inscriptions, and construction on ways built in state-formation concept, it deals a coherent account of ways the altering constructions of the military in Egypt after Alexander's conquest resulted in the improvement of an ethnically extra built-in society. a brand new tripartite department of Ptolemaic heritage demanding situations the assumption of sluggish decline, and emphasizes the reshaping of army constructions that happened among c.220 and c.160 BC in line with adjustments within the nature of battle, mobilization and demobilization, and fiscal constraints. An research of the socio-economic function performed via squaddies allows a reassessment of the cleruchic method and exhibits how squaddies' institutions generated interethnic staff team spirit. through integrating Egyptian facts, Christelle Fischer-Bovet additionally demonstrates that the relationship among the military and native temples provided new methods for Greeks and Egyptians to have interaction.

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