Comparing the Ptolemaic and Seleucid Empires (3)

The third and last day of Comparing the Ptolemaic and Seleucid Empires in Freiburg came to an end today. Fortunately, it looks like the comparison will be continued in the form of quite an important book, for which the organisers and speakers appear to have quite ambitious plans. This is entirely in keeping with the…

Comparing the Ptolemaic and Seleucid Empires in Freiburg (2)

The second day of Comparing the Ptolemaic and Seleucid Empires in Freiburg continued the standards of the first day. First up were Gilles Gorre and Philippe Clancier delivering a joint paper. Their question: if there were temple elites with significant local political power in both Egypt and Babylonia at the start of the Hellenistic period,…