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Arsinoe Divinizzata al Fianco del re Vivente Tolemeo II: Uno Studio di Propaganda Greco-Egiziana (270–246 A.C.)

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The paper discusses textual and iconographic sources, both Greek and Egyptian, representing the deceased and dei fied Arsinoe II on the side of the living king Ptolemy II. Arsinoe Philadelphos is characterized as the divine protector of her husband and of his geopolitical projects between Egypt and the Mediterranean World. In the light of such characterization the paper reconsiders the passage of the Chremonidean decree where Arsinoe is mentioned among the models of Ptolemy's policy. The figure of Arsinoe is explored with regard to the interrelation between her historical character and her posthumous representation, wich was shaped in accordance with the policy of the court. An appendix is devoted to the publication of a stele representing Ptolemy II and Arsinoe II, in a Belgian private collection.
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Language: German

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: July 1, 2013

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  • Historia, first published in 1952 by Karl Friedrich Stroheker and Gerold Walser is an international, peer-reviewed journal on Greek and Roman antiquity. Articles are in English, German, French and Italian. It features original articles on Greek history, the Roman Republic and Empire as well as late antiquity. It covers all aspects of political, economic, religious and social life and deals with legal, archaeological, numismatic and epigraphical questions.
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