The Deportation of Gods – Between Persian Policy and Ptolemaic Ideology

Published: February 19, 2020

The Deportation of Gods – Between Persian Policy and Ptolemaic Ideology In early Hellenistic Egypt, a set of Ptolemaic inscriptions reported on an intriguing phenomenon, namely, Ptolemaic kings bringing back “all the gods of the country,” which supposedly the Persians had once taken away from their sanctuaries. On the strength of these epigraphic testimonies, scholars…

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