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  Berenice - LoveToKnow 1911
Berenice, daughter of Lagus, wife of an obscure Macedonian soldier and subsequently of Ptolemy Soter, with whose bride Eurydice she came to Egypt as a lady-in-waiting.
Berenice, the daughter of Magas, king of Cyrene, and the wife of Ptolemy III.
Berenice, daughter of Agrippa I., king of Judaea, and born probably about A.D. She was first married to Marcus, son of the alabarch 1 Alexander of Alexandria.
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 Berenice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Berenice I of Egypt, mother of Magas of Cyrene and wife of Ptolemy I
Berenice II of Egypt, daughter of Magas of Cyrene and wife of Ptolemy III
Berenice IV of Egypt, daughter of Ptolemy XII and elder sister of Cleopatra
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Berenice   (263 words)

  
 Ptolemaic_Egypt
Ptolemy, son of Lagus, was satrap of Egypt from 323 to 305 b.c.
The former satrap of Egypt, Cleomenes, was demoted to deputy.
Fortunately for Egypt, Cleopatra remembered "rather that she was wife of Ptolemy and queen of Egypt, than that she was the daughter of Antiochus "The Great" of the Seleucus Realm".31 Dying prematurely in 176 b.c.
members.tripod.com /~Kekrops/Hellenistic_Files/Ptolemaic_Egypt.html   (4174 words)

  
 Egypt State Information Service - Rulers of Egypt
Ptolemy III Euergeter I 246-222 B.C. Ptolemy III Euergeter I was the third ruler of the Ptolemaic Dynasty.
Cleopatra III was the niece of Physcon (Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II) and was married to him while her mother was still his official wife.
Cleopatra Berenice 81-80 B.C. Cleopatra Berenice was the daughter of Lathyros (Ptolemy IX Soter II) and was married to Ptolemy X Alexander I. After the death of Alexander, she ruled for about one year alone.
www.sis.gov.eg /En/History/ruler/080900000000000017.htm   (5675 words)

  
 Discovering Ancient Egypt
Since Egypt's ancient history stretches back' for well over four thousand years, some of the Egyptians were themselves students of their own past, although they were prompted by the desire to discover religious wisdom rather than to reconstruct and understand earlier events.
He theorized that the invasion into Egypt of the Hyksos (he erroneously interpreted their hieroglyphic name to mean Shepherd Kings or Captive Shepherds, whereas it has since been shown that it should be translated as 'chieftains of foreign lands') was actually the descent into Egypt and sojourn there of the Hebrews in the biblical account.
Coptic played an important role in early Christianity in Egypt: it was the medium for the translation of biblical texts and was still used as the language of the Christian inhabitants of Egypt long after the Arab invasion in the 7th century AD, when Arabic became the official language of the country.
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 Berenice fiancee of attalus III
For example, one may note Berenice of Chios, a wife of Mithridates VI of Pontus, and his daughter Cleopatra, both named by Plutarch, Lucullus 18.2 and Lucullus 22.5, respectively, who were certainly not Ptolemaic princesses.
While the actual evidence for regarding Berenice to be a Ptolemaic princess is almost non-existent, the conjecture itself is not unreasonable, since her parentage is only one (and in fact the least) of several circumstantial details that seem to fall into place quite easily if we suppose that she was.
Cleopatra II, engaged to Attalus III in the runup to the Syrian wars of the early 140s, we are looking for a place amongst their children that would allow her to be old enough to be engaged to Attalus III in the late 150s but not old enough to have married him immediately.
www.tyndale.cam.ac.uk /Egypt/ptolemies/berenice_d.htm   (1544 words)

  
 greek and roman
Ptolemy successfully defended Egypt against an invasion by Perdiccus in 321 BC, and consolidated his position in Egypt and the surrounding areas during the Wars of the Diadochi (322 BC-301 BC).
During the reign of Ptolemies II and III thousands of Macedonian and Greek veterans were rewarded with grants of farm lands, and Greeks were planted in colonies and garrisons or settled themselves in the villages throughout the country.
Upper Egypt, farthest from the centre of government, was less immediately affected, though Ptolemy I established the Greek colony of Ptolemais Hermiou to be its capital, but within a century Greek influence had spread through the country and intermarriage had produced a large Greco-Egyptian educated class.
www.the-world-in-focus.com /Africa/Egypt/History/greekandroman.html   (1165 words)

  
 Egypt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Driven out of Egypt by the next Dynasty, this group retired to Napata, in the Sudan, and retained a Kingdom there and (from 590 BCE) at Meroë until the 4th century CE.
Egypt was an Augustan province so the governors were appointed directly by the Emperor rather than by the traditional Senatorial lottery.
Because of the importance of Egypt as the Empire's breadbasket, by law the governor of Egypt could not be of the Senatorial class (it was feared that consolidating too much power in a Senator invited revolt).
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 Ancient Egypt
What made matters worse was that his wife Arsinoe III who lived all her life distanced from him and from the throne was assassinated as a result of conspiracy by Agathoclea the first concubine of the king.
He then returned back to Egypt brining back with him all the statues of gods which the enemies had put their hand on in the past during their wars, by this he pleased the group of clergy.
He laid his hands on Egypt's territory in Syria then marched with his army till he reached the gates of the Egyptian border and was about to conquer it as well but the Egyptians defended it and it ended up by signing a truce in preparation for a full peace treaty.
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 InfoHub - Ptolemaic dynasty
Ptolemy III Euergetes was the third king of the Ptolemaic dynasty of ancient Egypt.
The Seleucid ruler of Syria, Antiochus III, invaded Egypt.
Egypt had a ferocious civil war and Ptolemy Alexander's enemies appealed to Demetrius II Philapator, the Seleucid ruler, to come to their aid.
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 Berenice III
Rather, on this reconstruction the inscription should be dated to Berenice III's reign as queen, at which time she was almost certainly recognised in Cyprus; the choice of title represents her view of her parents.
On this reading, it was dedicated to Ptolemy X, Cleopatra III and Berenice III as wife of Ptolemy X during the period before Ptolemy IX reconquered Cyprus, i.e.
Since the queen is referred to second, she must be Berenice III rather than his mother, Cleopatra III, who would have been referred to first.
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 Hawaiian Astronomical Society - Coma Berenices
Queen Berenice was the wife of King Ptolemy III Euergetes (Benefactor) of Egypt.
Berenice (meaning "bringer of victory" in Greek) was deeply concerned for her husband's safety, and prayed every day for his return.
Berenice did not hesitate, she was willing to sacrifice anything for her dear husband.
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 Detail Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Berenice was a woman of courage, great strength of character, and enormous ambition.
Berenice's mother, Apama, came from the house of the Seleucids, also successor rulers to Alexander with an empire centered in Asia Minor.
According to a literary tradition that the Roman poet Catullus was said to have borrowed from the earlier poet Callimachus, Berenice deposited her tresses at the temple of Aphrodite in Alexandria.
www.fofweb.com /Onfiles/Ancient/AncientDetail.asp?iPin=AGRW0086   (561 words)

  
 Berenice III of Egypt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Berenice III (120–80 BC, Greek: Βερενίκη), sometimes called Cleopatra Berenice, ruled as queen of Egypt from 81 to 80 BC, and possibly from 101 to 88 BC jointly with her uncle/husband Ptolemy X Alexander.
She was the first woman to rule Egypt alone in 1100 years, the last being Queen Twosret in 1185 BC.
She was born in 120 BC, the daughter of Ptolemy IX Lathyros and Cleopatra Selene.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Berenice_III_of_Egypt   (229 words)

  
 Seleucus II: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
On his father's death there was a struggle for the throne between Seleucus and his stepmother, Berenice (on behalf of her infant son).
Seleucus seems to have murdered both Berenice and her son before her brother Ptolemy III of Egypt could arrive.
On the death of Antiochus, his son by an earlier marriage, Seleucus II, and Berenice on behalf of her infant son struggled for the throne; a long war with Ptolemy III ensued...
www.questia.com /library/encyclopedia/seleucus_ii.jsp   (984 words)

  
 Legio III Cyrenaica
Legio III Cyrenaica: one of the Roman legions.
Originally, it was stationed in Upper Egypt (at Thebes?), where the presence of soldiers of III Cyrenaica is attested at Berenice and near the stone quarries in the Thebaid.
A subunit of III Cyrenaica took part in the siege of Jerusalem in 70.
www.livius.org /le-lh/legio/iii_cyrenaica.html   (828 words)

  
 Discovering Ancient Egypt
During his time in Egypt, Lepsius excavated the site of the Labyrinth in the Fayoum, where stratigraphic techniques were used well in advance of their employment elsewhere in the Near East.
In the year of his death, there was a military revolt in Egypt, which alarmed Britain and France because their major investments in the Suez Canal and in industrial development in Egypt would be threatened by political instability.
However, Egypt's unique heritage also offers the possibility of reading the thoughts and ideas of men and women who lived thousands of years ago, and the archaeological discoveries have been matched by advances in language studies and literary interpretation provided by many scholars.
www.uwm.edu /Course/egypt/0100/discoverersB.html   (9967 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Ptolemy III (Ancient History, Egypt, Biography) - Encyclopedia
He plunged immediately into a war with Syria, where his sister, Berenice, was trying to secure the throne for her son.
Berenice and her son seem to have been murdered before Ptolemy could arrive, and Seleucus II held the throne, though the Egyptian king won a brilliant if impermanent victory.
Egyptian fleets controlled most of the coasts of Asia Minor and E Greece, and the kingdom was enlarged by Ptolemy's marriage to Berenice, daughter and heiress of the king of Cyrene.
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 egypt - NumisWiki, The Collaborative Numismatics Project
During this reign and the next Egypt had command of the sea, and her empire embraced many of the maritime districts of Asia Minor, even extending across the Aegean into Thrace.
She would have preferred to have the younger of the princes as a colleague, but was only able to secure for him the governorship of Cyprus, his appointment to which, however, in B.C. 114 he always regarded as the beginning of his reign as Ptolemy XI.
1732 f.) assigns to Alexander I and Cleopatra III the Æ that used to be attributed to Alexander II and Cleopatra Berenice III, or to Ptolemy Apion (B. C., Pl. XXVIII.
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 Egyptian Government
The pharaoh was the supreme ruler of Ancient Egypt.
Egypt split into the north, ruled from Herakleopolis, and the south, ruled from Thebes.
Berenice IV Cleopatra VII and Ptolemy XIII Queen of the Nile
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 The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt
The New Kingdom is the period covering the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth dynasty of Egypt, from the 16th century BC to the 11th century BC, between the Second Intermediate Period, and the Third Intermediate Period.
Egypt was conquered by the Persian Empire in 525 BC and annexed by the Persians until 404 BC.
Egypt under the control of Ptolemy VIII 164 BC - 163 BC; Ptolemy VI restored 163 BC Cleopatra II Married Ptolemy VIII; led revolt against him in 131 BC and became sole ruler of Egypt.
ascendingpassage.com /Pharaoh-List-2.htm   (1496 words)

  
 IBSS - History - Egyptian
Egypt was divided into Upper and Lower Egypt, or the two lands.
Narmer was the first to unite Upper and Lower Egypt which is the beginning of the first Egyptian Dynasty 0.
He was the first king of the two lands wearing the White Crown of Upper Egypt (looks like a bowling pin), and the Red Crown of Lower Egypt.
www.bibleandscience.com /history/egyptian.htm   (3454 words)

  
 Egyptian History: Graeco-Roman Dynasties
Alexander reorganized Egypt, founded Alexandria in the western Delta (331), and left the country in the hands of Balacrus and Peucestas, who were well disposed and respectful towards the Egyptian religious institutions.
Under the Ptolemies Egypt moved from an economy which was largely based on barter to a system where money - exclusively coined by the pharaonic administration - played an important role.
The Roman general Pompey, pursued by Julius Caesar, came to Egypt in 48 BCE and was murdered by Ptolemy's courtiers.
www.reshafim.org.il /ad/egypt/history-g-r.htm   (1674 words)

  
 (57) Egypt, Ptolemy III Euergetes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ptolemy III Euergetes (Benefactor) carried on successful military campaigns (see no. 58) that brought new wealth into Egypt, resulting in the minting of octodrachms and other gold denominations and a return to the Attic weight standard, which had not been used in Egypt for over sixty years.
Coin portraits of queens were common in Hellenistic Egypt, where women had higher status than elsewhere in the ancient world and were often influential.
The fruit-filled cornucopia bound with the royal diadem of the reverse is a symbol of abundance and prosperity often depicted on the coins of agricultural Egypt.
www.lawrence.edu /dept/art/buerger/catalogue/057.html   (225 words)

  
 Ptolemy III — Infoplease.com
Ptolemy IV - Ptolemy IV (Ptolemy Philopator), king of ancient Egypt (221–205 B.C.), of the Macedonian...
Berenice, c.280–46 B.C., queen-consort of ancient Syria - Berenice, c.280–46 B.C., queen-consort of ancient Syria; wife of Antiochus II.
Berenice, c.273–21 B.C., queen of ancient Cyrene and Egypt - Berenice, c.273–21 B.C., queen of ancient Cyrene and Egypt.
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 Ptolemy III of Egypt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ptolemy III Euergetes I (Ptolemaeus III) (Evergetes Euergetes) (246 BC The third ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt he was the eldest son of Ptolemy II of Egypt Philadelphus and Arsinoe II of Egypt.
He most noted for his invasions of the kingdom of Syria which he commenced upon the murder his eldest sister and wife Berenice II of Egypt.
He was the father of Arsinoe III of Egypt.
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 Sky Shows of Vermont -- PLANETARIUM PROGRAMS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Berenice was the wife of Ptolemy III, Pharaoh of Egypt about 300 B.C. As he was leaving for battle, Berenice vowed to sacrifice her beautiful amber tresses to Venus if he returned safely.
He did, and cutting off her hair, Berenice left it as an offering in the temple of Venus.
It disappeared, said to have been placed in the sky by Venus as a sign of the love of Berenice for her husband.
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 Coma Berenice star cluster
The legend tells that Berenice vowed to the gods she would offer one of her amber hair locks in the temple of Arsinoe* at Zypherium, if her husband would safely return from his military expedition.
The ancient city of Berenice, named after Berenice II by her husband Ptolemy, is still in existence as Benghasi in present-day Libya.
The constellation of Coma Berenices is centered between Bootes, Leo, Canes Venatici and Virgo.
www.backyard-astro.com /focusonarchive/comaberenice/comaberenice.html   (738 words)

  
 Ptolemies
Ptolemy III Euergetes 246-222 invaded Syria and conquered Babylon.
Invaded Syria because of the murder of his sister Berenice, the wife of Antiochus II Picture of Ptolemy III on coin minted by Ptolemy IV Ptolemy IV Philopator 222-204; married to Arsinoe III; defeated Antiochus III at Raphia.
Married to Cleopatra I, the daughter of Antiochus III.
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 Ptolemy XI Alexander II
Ptolemy XI Alexander II was a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty who ruled Egypt for a few days in 80 BC.
The will also required Ptolemy XI to marry Cleopatra Berenice, who was his stepmother (or possibly his natural mother - the ancient sources are unclear).
However, nineteen days after the marriage, Ptolemy murdered his bride for unknown reasons, an unwise move since Berenice was very popular; Ptolemy was immediately lynched by the citizens of Alexandria.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Bios/PtolemyXI.html   (221 words)

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