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This front matter section of the book titled Ptolemy II Philadelphus and his world contains preface, contributors and abbreviations. This book, to sum up, is not directed merely towards making it possible to write a fairer character-sketch of Ptolemy Philadelphus than Tarn did in 1913, or one more in keeping with the spirit of our age- though to do so would be a worthy aspiration. Its ethos from beginning to end, we its authors claim, is interdisciplinary: each facet of the gem casts its own light on Philadelphus' world-a world which was Greek and Egyptian, but also Jewish, Nubian, Edomite and more; secular and religious; literate and illiterate; rich and poor; female and male. In offering Ptolemy II Philadelphus and his World to the twenty-first century world, in conclusion, we decisively reject Callimachus' prejudice about a big book being a big problem.

Keywords: Callimachus' prejudice; Edomite; Jewish; Nubian; Ptolemy Philadelphus

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