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De handtekening van Cleopatra

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  • Peter van Minnen

Abstract

A new text on papyrus contains a royal ordinance of Cleopatra from
February 33 in which she exempts the right-hand man of Mark Antony,
Publius Canidius Crassus, from taxes on his land in Egypt and, up to a
certain level, from import and export duties. The papyrus is the original
disposition and contains the fiat of the queen written in her own hand.
The text gives us a unique glimpse of the "foreign" policy of Cleopatra
which was firmly grounded in Egyptian realities.

How to Cite:

van Minnen, P., (2001) “De handtekening van Cleopatra”, Handelingen - Koninklijke Zuid-Nederlandse maatschappij voor taal- en letterkunde en geschiedenis 55, p.147-159. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/kzm.v55i0.17290

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Published on
15 Dec 2001
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