Ptolemy "the son" reconsidered: Are there too many Ptolemies?

Tunny, Jennifer Ann (2000) Ptolemy "the son" reconsidered: Are there too many Ptolemies?. Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik [Journal for Papyrology and Epigraphy], 131 83-92.


Author Tunny, Jennifer Ann
Title Ptolemy "the son" reconsidered: Are there too many Ptolemies?
Journal name Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik [Journal for Papyrology and Epigraphy]   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0084-5388
Publication date 2000
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 131
Start page 83
End page 92
Total pages 10
Editor Werner Eck
Place of publication Bonn, Germany
Publisher Habelt Verlag
Collection year 2000
Subject C1
430110 History - Classical Greek and Roman
750902 Understanding the pasts of other societies
Formatted abstract
In his recent article, "Ptolemaios der Sohn", Werner Huß (1998: 229-250) has made a detailed study of the evidence relating to Ptolemy "the Son", asking the vexed question: "Wer war dieser 'Sohn'" All that is certain about this "Son" is that he was the co-regent of Ptolemy II Philadelphus from 268/67, when his name first appeared in the preamble to a documentary papyrus (P. Sorb. inv. 2440), until it was omitted from such preambles after April/May 259 (P. Cair. Zen. 59003) after he had rebelled against his father (Trog. Prol. 26). By uniting the available papyrological, inscriptional and historical evidence relating to Ptolemy "the Son" and combining the various Ptolemies who appear in these sources, Huß has made a reconstruction of "the Son's" career that he himself concedes is by no means certain (1998: 229). However, he has reached a number of conclusions as to the identity of Ptolemy "the Son", and in the following discussion an alternative view will be offered.
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
 
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