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The Resource "Because I am Greek" : polyonymy as an expression of ethnicity in Ptolemaic Egypt, by Sandra Coussement

"Because I am Greek" : polyonymy as an expression of ethnicity in Ptolemaic Egypt, by Sandra Coussement

Label
"Because I am Greek" : polyonymy as an expression of ethnicity in Ptolemaic Egypt
Title
"Because I am Greek"
Title remainder
polyonymy as an expression of ethnicity in Ptolemaic Egypt
Statement of responsibility
by Sandra Coussement
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • gre
  • egy
  • eng
Summary
"Double names have a long history in Egypt. The are already attested on Old Kingdom funerary monuments, where concern about eternal life required a correct identification of the deceased. When Greek and Egyptian cultures came into contact under the Ptolemies, bilingual polyonymy (i.e. the combination of an Egyptian and a Greek name) became more popular. During this period, Greek ethnicity was valued as a symbol of power and social status, and was used to create borders between the rulers and the ruled. At the same time, however, it was a flexible concept and this made it a useful tool for crossing the very same boundaries it constructed. As ethnicity became a crucial aspect of one's identity, it is not surprising that bilingual polyonymy was well attested among those that formed a bridge between the ruling class and the Egyptian population: particularly military, administrative and priestly officials. Since they moved between largely separated ethnic contexts, combining names of different linguistic origins was a way to negotiate their ethnic identities. Rather than serving as a reliable source for ethnic origin, names can therefore be interpreted as an expression of the ethnic identity of an individual in a certain space or context."--
Assigning source
Back cover
Cataloging source
OHX
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Language note
English with some Greek and Egyptian words
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studia Hellenistica
Series volume
55
Label
"Because I am Greek" : polyonymy as an expression of ethnicity in Ptolemaic Egypt, by Sandra Coussement
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-429)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • crt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Identity, ethnicity and polyonomy -- Double names -- The names of Polyonomy -- The people behind the names -- Greeks and Egyptians confronted -- Different faces of ethnicity -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn944431376
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 429 p
Isbn
9789042932722
Lccn
2016303697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill (some color), color map
Label
"Because I am Greek" : polyonymy as an expression of ethnicity in Ptolemaic Egypt, by Sandra Coussement
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-429)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • crt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Identity, ethnicity and polyonomy -- Double names -- The names of Polyonomy -- The people behind the names -- Greeks and Egyptians confronted -- Different faces of ethnicity -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn944431376
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 429 p
Isbn
9789042932722
Lccn
2016303697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill (some color), color map

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