In the present volume the History of Egypt has been continued from the end of the reign of Ptolemy IV. to the death of Cleopatra VII. Tryphaena, i.e., from about B.C. 210 to B.C. 30, and a brief sketch of Nubian history from the end of the XXVI thD ynasty to the establishment of a native Negro Dynasty atM eroe has been added. The Ptolemaic Period is to theE gyptologist more interesting than important, especially those aspects of it which illustrate the transformation of Egypt into aH ellenized state, and the gradual growth of Greek influence in the country. On the other hand, it must never be forgotten that, although the Ptolemaic kings and the court and army were Greeks and spoke Greek, the religion of the country continued to be purely Egyptian, and the language of the priesthood and of the people wasE (Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)
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