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  1. Egyptian Warriors: The Machimoi of Herodotus and the Ptolemaic Army.Christelle Fischer-Bovet - 2013 - Classical Quarterly 63 (1):209-236.
    The role and status of the Egyptians in the army of Hellenistic Egypt has been a debated question that goes back to the position within Late Period Egyptian society of the Egyptian warriors described by Herodotus asmachimoi. Until a few decades ago, Ptolemaic military institutions were perceived as truly Greco-Macedonian and the presence of Egyptians in the army during the first century of Ptolemaic rule was contested. The Egyptians were thought of as being unfit to be good soldiers. Egyptians would (...)
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  • Helenos, Governor of Cyprus.T. B. Mitford - 1959 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 79:94-131.
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  • Lykophron and Epigraphy: The Value and Function of Cult Epithets in the Alexandra.Simon Hornblower - 2014 - Classical Quarterly 64 (1):91-120.
    The subject of this paper is a striking and unavoidable feature of the Alexandra: Lykophron's habit of referring to single gods not by their usual names, but by multiple lists of epithets piled up in asyndeton. This phenomenon first occurs early in the 1474-line poem, and this occurrence will serve as an illustration. At 152–3, Demeter has five descriptors in a row: Ἐνναία ποτὲ | Ἕρκυνν' Ἐρινὺς Θουρία Ξιφηφόρος, ‘Ennaian … Herkynna, Erinys, Thouria, Sword-bearing’. In the footnote I give the (...)
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