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By Ian S. Moyer

In a chain of reviews, Ian Moyer explores the traditional background and smooth historiography of family members among Egypt and Greece from the 5th century BCE to the early Roman empire. starting with Herodotus, he analyzes key encounters among Greeks and Egyptian monks, the bearers of Egypt's historical traditions. 4 moments spread as wealthy micro-histories of cross-cultural interplay: Herodotus' interviews with monks at Thebes; Manetho's composition of an Egyptian heritage in Greek; the struggles of Egyptian monks on Delos; and a Greek physician's quest for magic in Egypt. In writing those histories, the writer strikes past Orientalizing representations of the opposite and colonial metanarratives of the civilizing approach to bare interactions among Greeks and Egyptians as transactional procedures within which the traditions, discourses and pragmatic pursuits of each side formed the result. the result's a dialogical historical past of cultural and highbrow exchanges among the good civilizations of Greece and Egypt.

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