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Kyl Arnold, Andrew Becker, Adam Berg, Christopher Bourikas, Dana Bowman. Egypt: 283/2-238. Ptolemy I- Start of an Era. Ptolemy I- takes several areas around Egypt Egyptian state of affairs – mostly left untouched Ptolemy I is one of Alexander's companions

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ptolemy i start of an era
Ptolemy I- Start of an Era
  • Ptolemy I- takes several areas around Egypt
  • Egyptian state of affairs – mostly left untouched
  • Ptolemy I is one of Alexander's companions
  • 323 – Ptolemy returns to Egypt as a Satrap
  • Ptolemy's European troops provide stability
  • 306/5 – claims the royal title of Egypt
  • Gave troops land instead of money
  • Founded administrations and temples
  • Died in 283/2
religious cult
Religious Cult
  • Ptolemies take on traditional Pharaonic rule
  • Dynastic cult of Alexander
  • Ptolemy I granted cultic honors
  • Son and successors given title Soter (Savior)
  • Ptolemaieia, similar to the Olympic games
  • Creation of the Theoia Philadelphia (Sibling loving gods)
  • The Kanopos decree, formation of the Royal Cult
  • Ptolemaic relationship to the temples.
government administration
Government Administration
  • Changes to government
    • Language
    • Location
  • Irrigation and it's effects
  • Taxes on commodities, land, individuals, collective bodies, and even temples
  • Monopoly on vegetable oil
  • Organization of power
alexandria vs ptolemais
Alexandria vs. Ptolemais
  • Alexandria – New city with new customs
  • Mainly comprised of Greeks and Macedons, but also attracted a large Jewish population
  • City life dominated by harbor
  • Traditional Greek infrastucture
  • Ptolemais – Parallel city to Alexandria in upper Egypt
  • Was traditionally dominated by Thebes
  • Set up for Greek settlers and administration
art culture
Art & Culture
  • Ptolemy intertwined Greek and Egyptian cultures
  • Agriculturally based economy, importance of papyrus
  • Importance and background of Alexandria
  • The king's library at Alexandria
  • The Procession of Alexandria
external possessions
External Possessions
  • Imported grain from neighboring cities
  • Created a navy using other city's timber
  • Took cities in Asia Minor and the Aegean to prevent takeover
  • Gave land to troops as pay
  • Posed taxes on cities
  • Favored Greek culture in the dynasty
  • Renamed many cities after important Ptolemaic figures
  • Petition to the strategos from the royal peasants of Oxyrhyncha (324)