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  Ptolemaic Dynasty - Ptolemy I - XV
Ptolemaic Dynasty - Ptolemy I - XV Ptolemaic Dynasty - Ptolemy I - XV - Cleopatra
Ptolemy VI Philometor was the sixth ruler of the Ptolemaic Dynasty.
Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator was the seventh ruler of the Ptolemaic Dynasty.
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 Ptolemaic dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Ptolemaic dynasty was a Hellenistic royal family which ruled over Egypt for nearly 300 years, from 305 BC to 30 BC.
Ptolemaic queens, some of whom were the sisters of their husbands, were usually called Cleopatra, Arsinoe or Berenice.
The most famous member of the line was the last queen, Cleopatra VII, known for her role in the Roman political battles between Julius Caesar and Pompey, and later between Octavian and Mark Antony.
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 Egypt - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
The framework for the study of the Dynastic period of Egyptian history, between the 1st dynasty and the Ptolemaic period, is based on the Aegyptiaca of Manetho, a Ptolemaic priest of the 3rd century bc, who organized the country’s rulers into 30 dynasties, roughly corresponding to families.
In fact the next two dynasties, the 23rd (818-715 bc) and 24th (727-715 bc), were contemporaneous with the latter part of the 22nd Dynasty, just as the 25th (Nubian) Dynasty effectively controlled much of Egypt during the last years of the 22nd and the 24th dynasties.
Ptolemaic Egypt was one of the great powers of the Hellenistic world, and at various times it extended its rule over parts of Syria, Asia Minor, Cyprus, Libya, Phoenicia, and other lands.
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 Education World® - *History : Classical / Ancient : Egypt : Ptolemaic Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Berenice IV Ptolemaic Dynasty Profiles the 3year reign of the Ptolemaic ruler of Egypt who was killed by her own father upon his return to the throne in 55 BC.
Ptolemaic City E.M. Forster examines the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt that ruled the ancient country from its capital, Alexandria.
Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt 332 BC to 395 AD Describes the conquest of Egypt by Alexander the Great and the later rule of Egypt under the Ptolemaic dynasty and the Romans.
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 The origins of ancient Egyptian civilization, which many regard as one of the fountainheads of Western culture, cannot ...
Under the 4th Dynasty, Egyptian civilization reached a peak in its development, and this high level was generally maintained in the 5th and 6th dynasties.
As a consequence of internal strife, the reigns of this and the succeeding 8th Dynasty are rather obscure.
In fact the next two dynasties, the 23rd and 24th, were contemporaneous with part of the 22nd Dynasty, just as the 25th (Kushite) Dynasty effectively controlled much of Egypt during the latter years of the 22nd and the 24th dynasties.
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 history of Egypt
The 3rd Dynasty was the first of the Memphite houses, and its second ruler, Zoser, or Djoser, who reigned about 2737-2717 BC, emphasized national unity by balancing northern and southern motifs in his mortuary buildings at Sakkara.
Although the 5th Dynasty maintained prosperity with extensive foreign trade and military incursions into Asia, signs of decreasing royal authority became apparent in the swelling of the bureaucracy and the enhanced power of no royal administrators.
The last king of the dynasty, Unas, who reigned about 2428-2407 BC, was buried at sakkara, with a body of religious spells, called Pyramid Texts, carved on the walls of his pyramid chamber.
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 InfoHub - Ptolemaic dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ptolemy III Euergetes was the third king of the Ptolemaic dynasty of ancient Egypt.
Ptolemy IV Philapator was the fourth king of the Ptolemaic dynasty of ancient Egypt.
Ptolemy V Epiphanes Eucharistos was the fifth king of the Ptolemaic dynasty of ancient Egypt.
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 ANCIENT EGYPT : The rise of Alexandro-Egyptian Hellenism and Hermetism
From the XXIII Dynasty onward, the status of the "god's wife" began to approach that of Pharaoh himself, and in the XXVth Dynasty these woman appeared in greater prominence on monuments, with their names written in royal cartouches.
this city became the Ptolemaic capital and was vigoursly exploited from the beginning of the period as the major showcase for Ptolemaic wealth and splendour and by the same token as the most significant non-military means by which the Ptolemies could vie with and surpass their rivals.
Ptolemaic kingship had to be upheld by the gods, and hence the Greek rulers worshipped Greek, Egyptian and Graeco-Egyptian deities.
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 Department of Classical Studies | University of Waterloo
I think we’re probably safe in saying that Ptolemaic moral behaviour is likely to have been the result of nurture (or perhaps the lack thereof) rather than nature.
The phenomenon of incestuous marriage in the Ptolemaic house is no doubt something that had complex causation, and some of the rationales might well have become apparent to the Ptolemies themselves only after the fact, if at all.
Marrying their sisters themselves (rather than marrying them off into another dynasty) also controlled the offspring of those sisters - Ptolemaic women, and their sons by non-Ptolemaic men, could be a very feisty bunch.
www.classics.uwaterloo.ca /labyrinth/issue79/79ager.htm   (1510 words)

  
 Egyptian Pharaohs : Graeco-Roman Period : Ptolemaic Dynasty :
The Ptolemaic dynasty (prety much called that becuae we have a series of sixteen of them with thes ame name!) is one of the best known in Egyptian history.
Egypt was considered powerful and stable through the reign of all the Ptolemies thorugh Cleopatra (she is Cleopatra VII, by the way), at which point, Egypt was subsumed into the Roman empre and overpowered.
The power Egypt welded during mjost of this dynasty rivalled that with the height of the Egyptian empire in the 18th Dynasty, 19th Dynasty, and 20th Dynasty.
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 Egypt: History - Ptolemaic Dynasty
In 320 BC it replaced Memphis as the seat of rulership for the Ptolemaic dynasty and it remained so throughout the Byzantine period.
For the next two-and-a-half centuries, the Ptolemaic dynasty of the Greeks would successfully rule Egypt, mingling Hellenic traditions with the mighty legacy of the Pharaohs.
It was under the Ptolemaic Dynasty that Alexandria truly became the cultural and economic center of the ancient world.
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 Ptolemaic Dynasty - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Ptolemaic Dynasty - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Ptolemaic Dynasty, Macedonian family that ruled Egypt during the Hellenistic period, from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 bc until Egypt...
Rivalries with other generals, who carved out sections of Alexander’s empire after his death in 323 bc, occupied much of Ptolemy’s time, but in 305...
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 Nabataea: The Ptolemy's of Alexandria
The capital of the Ptolemaic state was Alexandria, a major city and sea port on the Mediterranean.
With her death and that of her son, Ptolemy XV, (called Caesarion), in 30 BC, the dynasty came to an end, and Egypt was annexed to the Roman Empire by Augustus.
Cleopatra (69-30 BC) was the last member of the Ptolemaic dynasty to rule Egypt (51-30 BC), and is celebrated for her love affairs with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony.
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http://interoz.com/egypt/cleopatr.htm Cleopatra VII Ptolemaic Dynasty #160 In the springtime of 51 BC, Ptolemy Auletes died and left his kingdom in his will to his eighteen year old daughter, Cleopatra, and her younger brother Ptolemy XIII who was twelve at the time.
http://www.interoz.com/egypt/cleopatr.htm Cleopatra VII Ptolemaic Dynasty #160 In the springtime of 51 BC, Ptolemy Auletes died and left his kingdom in his will to his eighteen year old daughter, Cleopatra, and her younger brother Ptolemy XIII who was twelve at the time.
http://interoz.com/egypt/cleopatr.htm Cleopatra Cleopatra VII Ptolemaic Dynasty #160 In the springtime of 51 BC, Ptolemy Auletes died and left his kingdom in his will to his eighteen year old daughter, Cleopatra, and her younger brother Ptolemy XIII who was twelve at the time.
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 Ptolemies
Ptolemais Dynasty (Lagids) founded by general of Alexander the Great, Ptolemy, son of Lagos, ends up in 30 BC with death of Cleopatra VII and Roman invasion by Octavian August.
Ptolemaic Egypt was one of the greatest superpowers of Hellenistic East.
For this reason through next few moths the rule in his behalf was held by his mother, Cleopatra II, until the moment of her marriage with Ptolemy VIII Euergetes, the king of Cyrena.
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 Cleopatra VII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ptolemy I was a general of Alexander the Great, and founded the Ptolemaic dynasty.
She made extraordinary efforts to revive Ptolemaic power through her forceful personality and political skill, efforts which involved or led to romantic liaisons with both Julius Caesar and Mark Antony.
Her son, King Ptolemy XV, was murdered, and the Ptolemaic dynasty ended.
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 *** The House of Ptolemy: Kings, Queens, and the Rest of the Royal Ptolemies ***
--- Titulature Of The Pharaohs: Ptolemaic Dynasty (305-30 BCE)
This relief represents one of the great queens of the Ptolemaic Period, Arsinoe II, who was a strong-minded and influential ruler with her brother/husband Ptolemy II.
Government and conditions under the Ptolemies; Religion; The Rulers of Ptolemaic dynasty; Administration; Economy; Dynastic strife and decline (145-30 BC); Culture; and The Ptolemies (305-145 BC).
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 Search Results for "Ptolemaic dynasty"
...Macedonian dynasty (or Lagid dynasty), son of a Macedonian named Lagus.
...Macedonian dynasty, son of Ptolemy I and Berenice (c.340-281 B.C.).
He continued his father's efforts to make Alexandria the cultural center of the Greek world.
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 History of Alexandria: The Ptolemaic City   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The reign of the Ptolemaic Dynasty ended in 30 BC, when Cleopatra lost the famous battle of Actium in the Adriatic.
The Pharos Lighthouse was built; the Mouseion/Great Library system was founded; the Palace was constructed; the Heptastadion Dyke was completed; and the Temple of Serapis was erected.
On the other hand, one must acknowledge the pitfalls of the Ptolemaic Dynasty.
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 Ptolemies - WCD (Wiki Classical Dictionary)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The fourteen kings of this dynasty were all called Ptolemy and are numbered by modern historians I to XV.
A remarkable aspect of the Ptolemaic monarchy was the prominence of women (seven queens named Cleopatra and four Berenices), who rose to power when their sons or brothers were too young.
This was less unique: the Seleucid dynasty that reigned the Asian parts of Alexander's empire did the same.
www.ancientlibrary.com /wcd/Ptolemies   (627 words)

  
 Cleopatra VII of Egypt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cleopatra VII Philopator in Greek:Κλεοπάτρα Φιλοπάτωρ (January 69 BC – August 12, 30 BC), later Cleopatra Thea Neotera Philopator kai Philopatris, was queen of Ptolemaic Egypt, the last member of the Ptolemaic dynasty and hence the last Hellenistic ruler of Egypt.
She married him and consummated the marriage to strengthen her hold on the throne.
By August 51 BCE she was dropping his name from official documents, which flew in the face of Ptolemaic tradition that female rulers be subordinate to male co-rulers.
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 Egypt: Rulers, Kings and Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt: Cleopatra VII & Ptolemy XIII
When Ptolemy Auletes died, the fall of the Dynasty appeared to be even closer.
According to Egyptian law, Cleopatra was forced to have a consort, who was either a brother or a son, no matter what age, throughout her reign.
She was married to her younger brother Ptolemy XIII when he was twelve, however she soon dropped his name from any official documents regardless of the Ptolemaic insistence that the male presence be first among co-rulers.
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 Early and Later Ptolemaic 320BC-30BC: (DBA 42a & b)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A later variant of the Later Ptolemaic army includes the army at the time of Cleopatra and her brother/husband Ptolemy XIII, covering the period 54BC to 30BC.
Caesar reports that the Ptolemaic army in his day largely comprised brigands and ex-pirates from Cilicia and Syria, exiles and runaway slaves.
As a Ptolemaic army has six pike elements a double-ranked phalanx in the center will usually over-power any historical enemies with four pikes.
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