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The Ptolemaic System By David Longhorn
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Five stories of the strange, the eerie, the baffling, and the disturbing. 'The Regulars': What could be more harmless than research into Victorian pub signs? Even if they do seem to have some... More > strange, hidden significance... 'The Befriender' - A modern cult purports to be a revival of an ancient mystery religion. An unscrupulous journalist decides to expose it. 'Skirmish': A group of office workers go on a paint-balling weekend; but is it really a good idea to develop that killer instinct? 'The Glyphs': A lonely academic comes to admire the graffiti that livens up a grim railway station; then something starts to destroy it. 'The Ptolemaic System': A modern researcher is interested in the ideas of an obscure 17th century polymath. But what was his true legacy?< Less
The Pictorial Ptolemy and Copernicus By John A. Cramer
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This is a great explanation of the Ptolemaic and Copernican systems in 36 diagrams, no equations! The accompanying text makes clear both the basics of the systems as well as the most intricate... More > details. The often to-scale diagrams and the text explain the systems to a depth most readers would not attain by a reading and re-reading of the great works of Ptolemy and Copernicus.< Less
Cleopatra By Jacob Abbott
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Cleopatra tells the story of the girl queen who inherited the richest empire in the world - one that stretched from the scorching deserts of lower Egypt to the shining Mediterranean metropolis of... More > Alexandria. In his concise biography, Historian Jacob Abbott brings to life the intrigue, romance and dramatic action of Cleopatra’s life and times.< Less
Cleopatra By Jacob Abbott
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Cleopatra tells the story of the girl queen who inherited the richest empire in the world - one that stretched from the scorching deserts of lower Egypt to the shining Mediterranean metropolis of... More > Alexandria. In his concise biography, historian Jacob Abbott brings to life the intrigue, romance and dramatic action of Cleopatra’s life and times.< Less
Cleopatra By Jacob Abbott
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Cleopatra tells the story of the girl queen who inherited the richest empire in the world - one that stretched from the scorching deserts of lower Egypt to the shining Mediterranean metropolis of... More > Alexandria. In his concise biography, Historian Jacob Abbott brings to life the intrigue, romance and dramatic action of Cleopatra’s life and times.< Less
Depth Perception By Peter G. Epps
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Arranged around a sonnet sequence structurally and thematically linked to the Ptolemaic cosmos, this collection draws together recent pieces and juvenilia to enact a volatile process of spiritual,... More > romantic, and poetic development.< Less
Ptolemy I of Egypt By Kevin Hill
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This book covers the life and times of Ptolemy of Egypt, a Macedonian who grew up with Alexander the Great, served him as a General in his invasion of Asia, and went on to rule the land of Egypt,... More > becoming known as Ptolemy I Soter, the Savior. In his life he set Alexandria on a path to become the leading city of the Hellenistic world, laid the foundations for the Lighthouse of Pharos and the Library of Alexandria, and founded the Ptolemaic dynasty, which would last until the death of Cleopatra in 30 BC. This is a research paper I wrote as a History major in my Junior year at UNC-Chapel Hill. It's not exactly publishable material, but I did get an A on it, and it might be useful for anyone doing research of their own. Check out the preview button to the left to see the Table of Contents and read the Introduction and Early Life sections.< Less
Ptolemy I of Egypt By Kevin Hill
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This book covers the life and times of Ptolemy of Egypt, a Macedonian who grew up with Alexander the Great, served him as a General in his invasion of Asia, and went on to rule the land of Egypt,... More > becoming known as Ptolemy I Soter, the Savior. In his life he set Alexandria on a path to become the leading city of the Hellenistic world, laid the foundations for the Lighthouse of Pharos and the Library of Alexandria, and founded the Ptolemaic dynasty, which would last until the death of Cleopatra in 30 BC. This is a research paper I wrote as a History major in my Junior year at UNC-Chapel Hill. It's not exactly publishable material, but I did get an A on it, and it might be useful for anyone doing research of their own. Check out the preview button to the left to see the Table of Contents and read the Introduction and Early Life sections.< Less
The Sisters : A Classic Novel of Life in Ancient Egypt By Georg Ebers
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An 1879 work of historical fiction set in ancient Egypt during the Ptolemaic period. Written by a German Egyptologist and novelist.
An account of Egypt By Herodotus
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An Account of Egypt by Herodotus An Account of Egypt is the story of Greek historian Herodotus' travels through the Ptolemaic Kingdom.

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