Greeks in Ptolemaic Egypt

Volume 2
Naphtali Lewis


This volume reprints Naphtali Lewis’ important book on the uses of papyrus records reconstructing life in ancient Egypt. Greeks in Ptolemaic Egypt complements Life in Egypt under Roman Rule (also in the series Classics in Papyrology) by providing a perspective on the earlier period. The author presents a series of portraits, describing the lives of inhabitants ranging from the grand (like the Strategos Diophanes) to the humble (like the village clerk, Menkhes). He sets these figures against a prosperous, busy backdrop that he terms “Eldorado on the Nile.”

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  • 2001
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  • 978-0-9700591-2-3

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