- 名古屋大学文学部研究論集 (ISSN:04694716)
- vol.58, pp.49-65, 2012-03-31 (Released:2012-09-10)
The newly-founded capital of Alexandria was a vital medium for the Ptolemies to project their power and prestige toward the rival Hellenistic monarchies, though the process of its formation and the nature of the monument errected in the city are still to be ellucidated. In this paper the author reexmines the evidence concerning the three prominent monuments of Alexandira, sema, lighthouse, and library, in order to put them in their proper historical context. These monuments testify the pivotal role of the city in the advent of the new social order of the Hellenistic period.