Dorothy J. Thompson (NHC Fellow, 1993–94)

Project Title

The First Hundred Years: a Study in Early Ptolemaic History

University of Cambridge

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Fellowship Work Summary, 1993–94

Dorothy J. Thompson focused on an analysis of the early Hellenistic state in Egypt, looking at Ptolemaic census lists and the historical significance of the census and the tax-system for which it formed the base. This collaborative study—Counting the People—is to be published in the Collectanea Hellenistica series of the Royal Belgian Academy. She also wrote entries for the Oxford Classical Dictionary and an essay on dreams as prophecy in Ptolemaic Egypt, and contributed a reminiscence to the Winter 1994 issue of the National Humanities Center's journal Ideas.