Tag: Economics in the Ancient World


Independent Colonies Emerge into Flourishing Independent City-States

As always, an analysis of ancient colonies, and the politics and socioeconomic factors that come with that colony, are subjected to the recounting of primary sources. Sources such as Thucydides, Plutarch, and Diodorus Siculus provide valuable information for interpreters in modern times, but that information may also contain some sort of bias or misrepresentation within it.


Women in Egypt – how the status of women in Egypt changed during the Ptolemaic Period

This dissertation will thus attempt to shed light on the question of how and if the status of women changed in Ptolemaic Egypt during the Hellenistic period. The women in question will be both of the native Egyptian population and of the Graeco-Macedonian upper class who migrated toEgypt along with the early Ptolemaic dynasty (and who continued tomigrate to Egypt throughout the Hellenistic period).