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Alexandria In Aegypto. The Use And Meaning Of Egyptian Elements In Hellenistic And Roman Alexandria

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In the author research, he presents the general overview of the use and meaning of the Egyptian element in Hellenistic and Roman Alexandria on the basis of all archaeological material previously published, as well as an inclusion of the spectacular new finds of the last decade by the teams of Frank Goddio and Jean Yves Empereur, amongst others. In this chapter, the author presents some of the main conclusions of this research that tries, by developing an Alexandria in Aegypto perspective, to offer a complementary view to the traditional Alexandria ad Aegyptum picture that is often still taken for granted. The chapter discusses Egyptian elements in early Hellenistic tombs and monumental architecture, then pay attention to funerary customs and sculpture and other portable objects in the late Hellenistic period, before ending with a general overview on the Roman period.

Keywords:Egyptian element; late Hellenistic period; Roman Alexandria; Roman period



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