H 290 x W 205 mm
Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (56 plates in colour).
Published Feb 2019
This proceedings volume includes high-level dialogues and philosophical discussions between international experts on Hellenistic Alexandria. The goal was to celebrate the 24 centuries which have elapsed since its foundation and the beginning of the Library and the Museum of Alexandria.
Opening of Hellenistic Alexandria Conference; Wednesday 13 December 2017; Address by Mrs Marianna V. Vardinoyannis; Address by the Honorable Dr Mostafa El Feki; Address by Professor Ashraf Farrag; Address by Professor Dimitrios Pandermalis; Why Hellenistic Alexandria?; Address by Professor Christos Zerefos; Address by His Beatitude Theodoros II; Address by H.E. Prokopios Pavlopoulos; Part 1: Archaeology, History, Philosophy, Literature, Art, Cultural Heritage and Legal Issues; New data concerning the foundation of Alexandria – by Jean-Yves Empereur; The navy of Ptolemaic Alexandria – by Emad Khalil; Twenty years of underwater archaeological and geophysical surveys in Alexandria by the Greek Mission (1998-2017) – by Harry E. Tzalas; Macedonian elements in Alexandria – by Angeliki Kottaridi; The early Greek presence in Alexandria – by M. Abd El–Maksoud, A. Abd El–Fattah and M. Seif El–Din; Italian archaeology in Alexandria – by Mohamed Kenawi and Giorgia Marchiori; ‘Crumbs from the Table’— archaeological remains of Hellenistic Alexandria – by Grzegorz Majcherek; Believing in afterlife in Hellenistic and Roman Alexandria. A study of some funerary paintings – by Anne-Marie Guimier-Sorbets; Graeco-Egyptian elements in Alexandrian architectural mouldings – by Mona Haggag; Alexandria in the ‘Corpus of Ptolemaic inscriptions’ – by Kyriakos Savvopoulos; From Macedonia to Ptolemaic Alexandria: the cult of Dionysos Pseudanor – by Emmanuel Voutiras; Hellenistic drama and Alexandrian culture – by Georgia Xanthaki-Karamanou; The Alexandrian cradle of philological science – by Theodore D. Papanghelis; Egyptian and Egyptiote literature as a bridge between two cultures – by Shaker Moussa; From Alexandria to Venice: Remembrances of Alexandria in the cultural treasures of Venice – by Chryssa Maltezou; The destruction of libraries in the course of history and the international law on the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict – by Artemis Papathanassiou; Is the possession of the Parthenon Marbles lawful according to the contemporary English law? – by Christos Mylonopoulos; Part 2: Science, Medicine, Technology and Environment; A very brief introduction to Hellenistic Alexandrian technology – by T. P. Tassios; Royal catasterisms: Arsinoe II and Berenice II translated to the stars – by Dee Clayman; Antikythera Mechanism as evidence for Hellenistic technology excellence – by Xenophon Moussas; Gigantic and structurally sound: the lighthouse on the island of Pharos and the minarets of western Islam – by Paolo Vitti; Philon’s automatic servant. A reconstruction with a description of S. Economopoulos’ air-valve mechanism – by Manolis Korres; The Hellenistic mathematician Archimedes and his Renaissance admirer Kepler – by Eberhard Knobloch; Ancient Greek optical instruments and the Pharos of Alexandria: insights on its functions and technology – by Moussas, Vitti and Zerefos; Space – Time – Matter – Motion: John Philoponus: a prelude to Galileo, Descartes and Newton – by Emmanuel Floratos; Hellenistic medicine and the Library of Alexandria: its influence in the west and the east – by George P. Chrousos; Palaeoclimatic conditions during the Hellenistic period in the Eastern Mediterranean – by J. Luterbacher and E. Xoplaki; A tentative methodology of sea-level change based on fish tanks from Hellenistic Alexandria, vis-a-vis, the submerged el Hassan rock provide a new look for subsidence estimates – by N. Evelpidou, C. Repapis, H. Tzalas and C. Zerefos