The cult of the Ptolemies in the Aegean in the 3rd century BC

2014
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dc.abstract.enThe cult of the Ptolemies spread in various ways. Apart from the Lagids, the initiative came from poleis themselves; private cult was also very important. The ruler cult, both that organised directly by the Ptolemaic authorities and that established by poleis, was tangibly beneficial for the Ptolemaic foreign policy. The dynastic cult became one of the basic instruments of political activity in the region, alongside acts of euergetism. It seems that Ptolemy II played the biggest role in introducing the ruler cult as a foreign policy measure. He was probably responsible for bringing his father’s nickname Soter to prominence. He also played the decisive role in popularising the cult of Arsinoe II, emphasising her role as protector of sailors and guarantor of the monarchy’s prosperity and linking her to cults accentuating the warrior nature of female deities. Ptolemy II also used dynastic festivals as vehicles of dynastic propaganda and ideology and a means to popularise the cult. The ruler cult became one of the means of communication between the subordinate cities and the Ptolemies. It also turned out to be an important platform in contacts with the poleis which were loosely or not at all subjugated by the Lagids. The establishment of divine honours for the Ptolemies by a polis facilitated closer relations and created a friendly atmosphere and a certain emotional bond. The ruler cult also offered many possibilities for Greek cities. Granting kings divine honours was not only an expression of the city’s gratefulness for the experienced kindness, but also a way of securing the king’s continued favourpl
dc.affiliationWydział Historycznypl
dc.contributor.authorGrabowski, Tomasz - 128161 pl
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-27T12:14:20Z
dc.date.available2015-04-27T12:14:20Z
dc.date.issued2014pl
dc.date.openaccess12
dc.description.accesstimepo opublikowaniu
dc.description.physical21-41pl
dc.description.publication1,75pl
dc.description.versionostateczna wersja wydawcy
dc.description.volume21pl
dc.identifier.doi10.4467/20800909EL.14.001.2778pl
dc.identifier.eissn2084-3909pl
dc.identifier.isbn978-83-233-3857-4pl
dc.identifier.issn1897-3426pl
dc.identifier.projectROD UJ / Ppl
dc.identifier.urihttp://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/5860
dc.languageengpl
dc.language.containerengpl
dc.rightsDozwolony użytek utworów chronionych*
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dc.subject.enPtolemiespl
dc.subject.enPtolemy IIpl
dc.subject.enArsinoe IIpl
dc.subject.enthe Aegean areapl
dc.subject.enruler cultpl
dc.subject.enpoleispl
dc.subtypeArticlepl
dc.titleThe cult of the Ptolemies in the Aegean in the 3rd century BCpl
dc.title.journalElectrumpl
dc.title.volumeReligion and politics in the greco-roman worldpl
dc.typeJournalArticlepl
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