The 'friends' of the ruler. A comparison between the Ptolemies and the Roman emperors

This project aims to analyze the characteristics of 'friendship' with the ruler in the Ptolemaic and Roman elites from a comparative perspective. The 'friends' of the ruler held a particular position, which was determined not only by criteria such as social background and administrative function in the new order, but also by the (factual or imagined) proximity to the ruler. The comparison focuses on similarities and differences from a systematic perspective, but also takes into account the fact that the Principate and its elites resulted from military and ideological confrontation with the Ptolemies.

Project Manager

Avatar Vössing

Prof. Dr. Konrad Vössing

Ancient History

Am Hof 1e

53113 Bonn

Mediterranean Area

Study Region

4th-2th Century B.C.

Study Period

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