Lecturer: Chiara Strazzulla
1.00 – 3.00 PM
September 16th – October 14th
5 weeks £70 – notes only £35
The story of the Ptolemaic dynasty continues through troubled times. The rise to the Egyptian throne of Ptolemy Philometor marks in the eyes of many the end of the ‘golden era’ of Greek rule over Egypt and the beginning of a period marked by internal turmoil and military struggles. Yet this fascinating second era of the Ptolemies has all the things the dynasty has become famous (and infamous) for: scheming siblings and court conspiracies, shrewd and powerful queens, child kings, perilous alliances, treacherous courtesans, and cast over it all, the ever looming shadow of Rome…
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