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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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coussement, Sandra
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Names, Greek
  • Names, Personal
  • Ethnicity
  • Egypt
  • Greeks
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
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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