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The Birdcage of the Muses: Patronage of the Arts and Sciences at the Ptolemaic Imperial Court, 305-222 BCE

by Rolf Strootman
Format
Book
Published
Leuven : Peeters, 2017.
Language
English
Series
Interdisciplinary Studies in Ancient Culture and Religion
ISBN
9789042933507, 904293350X
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction
  • Golden age of Ptolemaic Alexandria
  • Patronage and court society
  • Hellenistic poetry as l'art pour l'art
  • Understanding Ptolemaic literary patronage
  • Court and empire in the Ptolemaic world
  • Understanding the role of the court
  • How this book is structured
  • 2. Historical background
  • Argead royal court
  • From Companions to Friends
  • Cultural patronage before the Hellenistic Age
  • Cultural patronage in the third century BCE
  • Mouseion of Alexandria
  • Conclusion
  • 3. Royal courts in the Hellenistic World
  • What is a court?
  • Queen at Court
  • Court and empire
  • Friends of the King
  • Royal Council
  • Court titles
  • Royal Pages
  • Proximity to the throne
  • Conflict and competition
  • 4. Ties that bind: philia, xenia and gift exchange
  • Friendship and court society
  • Guest-friendship
  • Hierarchy
  • Brokerage
  • Gift exchange
  • 5. Patrons and clients
  • Why court patronage?
  • Usefulness of court patronage
  • Prestige
  • Competition
  • Accumulation and appropriation
  • Social Cohesion
  • 6. Poets are a king's best friends: the Hellenistic poet as royal philos
  • Poets and scholars as courtiers
  • Poetry and patron: the case of Theokritos and Hieron
  • Reciprocity
  • Competition and innovation
  • 7. Power Poetry: Images of empire in Alexandrian court poetry
  • Praising the king and queen
  • World Empire and Golden Age
  • From Zeus to Ptolemy
  • Peace and prosperity
  • Hellenism and empire
  • 8. From polis to oikoumene: The imperial world view in scholarship and philosophy
  • Philosophy
  • Astronomy
  • Historiography, geography, ethnography
  • 9. Conclusion: Patronage, court and empire.
Description
vi, 183 pages ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Series Statement
Interdisciplinary studies in ancient culture and religion ; 17
Technical Details
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