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Merging Paradigms: Translating Pharaonic Ideology in Theocritus’ Idyll 17

  title={Merging Paradigms: Translating Pharaonic Ideology in Theocritus’ Idyll 17},
  author={M.A.J. Heerink},
The last thirty years have seen an upsurge of interest among classicists in teasing out Egyptian influences in the poetry of the Hellenistic scholar-poets Callimachus, Theocritus and Apollonius of Rhodes, who all wrote their learned poetry in the Museum of Alexandria and its famous library in the first half of the 3 cent. BC under the patronage of Ptolemy II Philadelphus. This interest ties in with the broader study of acculturation in Ptolemaic Egypt and the way the (early) Ptolemies dealt… Expand
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