- Title Pages
- Hellenistic Culture and Society
- The scholarship and the sources
- A Geographic Overview
IIICyrrhestice and Commagene Ainos
VIThe Red Sea Basin and Indian Ocean
VIIIAlexandreia Near Egypt
IISettlements Attributed to Alexander in Syria, Phoenicia, and Egypt
IIIGreek and Macedonian Toponyms That Reappear in Syria and Phoenicia
IV“Alexandria ad Aegyptum”
VRefoundations and New Foundations
VIFoundations at or near Major Religious Centers
VIICivic Institutions and Offices
VIIIEthnics and Toponyms
- Select bibliography
- Index of Ancient Place Names
- (p.345) VII Egypt (p.346)
- The Hellenistic Settlements in Syria, the Red Sea Basin, and North Africa
Getzel M. Cohen
- University of California Press
This chapter summarizes the settlements in Euergetis, Kleopatra, Paraitonion, Philometoris, and Ptolemais in the Thebaid. Paraitonion was one of only two good harbors on the Egyptian coast; the other was Alexandreia. It was located at the site of the modern Mersa Matruh. A dedication to Ptolemy VI Philometor and Kleopatra, which dates to between 152 and 149 B.C., refers to Boethos as the founder of two cities in the Triakontaschoinos, Philometoris and Kleopatra. Strabo described Ptolemais as the largest city of the Thebaid. Ptolemais was located at the site of a native village—Psoi—in Upper Egypt on the west bank of the Nile River below Akhmim.
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