"...the chapters are focused and well-written and add up to a clear, engaging, and lucid study. Everyone who writes about cross-cultural interaction in the ancient Mediterranean should read this terrific book." --BMCR
"...we see through careful marshalling of Egyptian evidence how limited is our understanding of these events when viewed with only the Hellenic eye. His is a compelling analytic model that it would profit classicists of every type to read with care." --Classical World
Series of studies on the ancient history and modern historiography of relations between Egypt and Greece in antiquity, focusing on four key encounters between Greeks and Egyptian priests, the bearers of Egypt's ancient traditions. Informed by approaches to cross-cultural interaction and representation current in anthropology and postcolonial studies.