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Title: The Evolution of the Court Titles of the Ptolemaic Dioiketes in the Second Century
Author(s): LANCIERS, Eddy
Journal: Ancient Society
Volume: 50    Date: 2020   
Pages: 99-128
DOI: 10.2143/AS.50.0.3289080

Abstract :
This new study of the careers and court titles of the Ptolemaic dioiketai in the period ca. 200-120 has not found any evidence for the existence of local dioiketai who reported to the central dioiketes in Alexandria. Abnormal variations in the court titles of the dioiketai find parallels in the evolution of the honorific titles of the nome strategoi, leading to the conclusion that the development of the court titulature was less rectilinear and the connection between office and title less rigid than often assumed. Regarding the position of the dioiketes in the court hierarchy during this period, the conclusion is that this office was on the same level as the governorship of the Arsinoite nome.

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