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By Christelle Fischer-Bovet

This is often the single vast and updated reference paintings at the Ptolemaic military. using Greek and Egyptian papyri and inscriptions, and development on techniques constructed in state-formation thought, it bargains a coherent account of ways the altering buildings of the military in Egypt after Alexander's conquest ended in the advance of an ethnically extra built-in society. a brand new tripartite department of Ptolemaic historical past demanding situations the assumption of slow decline, and emphasizes the reshaping of army buildings that came about among c.220 and c.160 BC in accordance with adjustments within the nature of conflict, mobilization and demobilization, and monetary constraints. An research of the socio-economic function performed by means of squaddies allows a reassessment of the cleruchic process and exhibits how infantrymen' institutions generated interethnic team cohesion. through integrating Egyptian proof, 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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