The Women of Ptolemaic Egypt: The View from Papyrology

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to Women in the Ancient World
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781405192842
StatePublished - Feb 13 2012


  • Greek dowry in Egypt, supporting the wife, in marriage and after its dissolution
  • Papyri in the Hellenistic period, objective reality of women's lives
  • Ptolemaic queens, associations with goddesses, as Aphrodite, Demeter
  • Ptolemaic queens, prominence, popularity of Queen Arsinoe II
  • Role accorded women in religious life, priestly offices and performing rites
  • Sarah Pomeroy's Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves
  • Tutelage of women in Hellenistic Egypt, and legal capacity of Egyptian women
  • Upper-class women, inscriptions honoring wives and daughters of the elite
  • Women of Ptolemaic Egypt, and papyrology, linguistic, ethnic
  • Worship of queens of Macedonian origin, tied with the royal family

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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