Ptolemy I Soter (367 BC–283 BC) was the ruler of Egypt (323 BC  283 BC) and founder of the Ptolemaic dynasty. In 305 BC he took the title of King. Centuries: 5th century BC  4th century BC  3rd century BC Decades: 410s BC 400s BC 390s BC 380s BC 370s BC  360s BC  350s BC 340s BC 330s BC 320s BC 310s BC 372 BC 371 BC 370 BC 369 BC 368 BC  367 BC  366 BC 365 BC 364...
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Ptolemy, one of Alexander the Greats generals, was appointed satrap of Egypt after Alexanders death in 323 BC. In 305 BC he declared himself King Ptolemy I, later known as Soter (saviour). ...
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A monarch is a type of ruler or head of state, whose titles and ascent are often inherited, not earned, and who represents a larger monarchical system which has established rules and customs regarding succession, duties, and powers. ...
The son of Lagus, a Greek nobleman of Eordaea, he was one of Alexander the Great's most trusted generals, and among the seven "bodyguards" attached to his person. He was a few years older than Alexander, and was rumored to be an illegitimate son of Alexander's father King Philip II. He was a friend of Alexander from childhood, and may have been in the group of noble teenagers tutored by Aristotle. He was with Alexander from his first campaigns, and played a principal part in the later campaigns in Afghanistan and India. At the Susa marriage festival in 324, Alexander had him marry the Persian princess Artacama, but we find no further mention of her. Later, after Alexander's death, Ptolemy married Thais, the famous Athenian hetaera and one of Alexander's companions in his conquest of the ancient world. Thais became his queen in Egypt and even after he divorced her, she reportedly stayed his friend and retained the title of a queen in Memphis. From [1], in the public domain File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...
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The main entrance to the British Museum The British Museum in London is the United Kingdoms  and one of the worlds  largest and most important museums of human history and culture. ...
Eordea (Greek: Î•Î¿ÏÎ´Î±Î¯Î±), rarely Eordaia, Latin: Eordaia is a province in the northern Greece. ...
Alexander the Great fighting the Persian king Darius (Pompeii mosaic, from a 3rd century BC original Greek painting, now lost). ...
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Aristotle (sculpture) Aristotle (Greek: Î‘ÏÎ¹ÏƒÏ„Î¿Ï„ÎÎ»Î·Ï‚ AristotelÄ“s; 384 BC â€“ March 7, 322 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher. ...
Winged sphinx from the palace of Darius the Great at Susa. ...
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In ancient Greece, Hetaerae were courtesans, that is to say, sophisticated companions and prostitutes. ...
When Alexander died in 323, Ptolemy is said to have instigated the resettlement of the empire made at Babylon. He was now appointed satrap of Egypt under the nominal kings Philip Arrhidaeus and the infant Alexander IV. He at once took a high hand in the province by killing Cleomenes, the financial controller appointed by Alexander the Great; he also subjugated Cyrenaica. He contrived to get possession of Alexander's body, which was to be interred with great pomp by the imperial government in Macedonia, and placed it temporarily in Memphis. This act led to an open rupture between Ptolemy and the imperial regent Perdiccas and in 321 Perdiccas invaded Egypt. However, Ptolemy successfully defended the Nile and Perdiccas was murdered by two of his subordinates. In the long wars between the different Diadochi that followed, Ptolemy's first goal was to hold Egypt securely, and secondly to secure control in Cyrenaica, Cyprus and CoeleSyria, including the province of Judea. His first occupation of CoeleSyria was in 318, and he established at the same time a protectorate over the petty kings of Cyprus. When Antigonus, master of Asia in 315, showed dangerous ambitions, Ptolemy joined the coalition against him, and, on the outbreak of war, evacuated CoeleSyria. In Cyprus, he fought the partisans of Antigonus and reconquered the island (313). A revolt of Cyrene was crushed in the same year. Centuries: 5th century BC  4th century BC  3rd century BC Decades: 370s BC 360s BC 350s BC 340s BC 330s BC  320s BC  310s BC 300s BC 290s BC 280s BC 270s BC 328 BC 327 BC 326 BC 325 BC 324 BC  323 BC  322 BC 321 BC 320...
Babylon is the Greek variant of Akkadian Babilu, an ancient city in Mesopotamia (Location: 32Â° 32â€² 11â€³ N 44Â° 25â€² 15â€³ E, modern Al Hillah, Iraq). ...
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Alexander IV of Macedon, (lived 323  309 BC; titular King of Macedon, 323  309 BC), the posthumous son of Alexander the Great by his wife Roxana, a princess of Bactria, was born in 323 BC, a few months after his fathers death and was immediately declared King as co...
There have been three kings of Sparta by the name Cleomenes Cleomenes I (c. ...
Roman province of Cyrenaica, 120 AD Cyrenaica was a Roman province on the northern coast of Africa between Egypt and Numidia; it had been formerly Greek. ...
Memphis was the ancient capital of the Old Kingdom of Egypt from its foundation until around 1300 BC. The ruins are 19 km (12 mi. ...
Perdiccas (d. ...
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The Nile in Egypt Length 6 695 km Elevation of the source 1 134 m Average discharge 2 830 mÂ³/s Area watershed 3 400 000 kmÂ² Origin Africa Mouth the Mediterranean Basin countries Uganda  Sudan  Egypt The Nile (Arabic: Ø§Ù„Ù†ÙŠÙ„ annÄ«l), in Africa, is one of the two...
In general, the word Diadochi means successors in Greek, such that the neoplatonic refounders of Platos Academy in Late Antiquity referred to themselves as diadochi (of Plato). ...
CoeleSyria means hollow Syria and it was the region of Southern Syria disputed between the Seleucid dynasty and the Ptolemaic dynasty. ...
Desert hills in southern Judea, looking east from the town of Arad Judea or Judaea (יהודה Praise, Standard Hebrew Yəhuda, Tiberian Hebrew Yəhûḏāh) is a term used for the mountainous southern part of historic Palestine, an area now divided between Israel, Jordan and the West Bank. ...
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Antigonus I Monophthalmos (the Oneeyed) (382 BC  301 BC) was a Macedonian nobleman, general, and governor under Alexander the Great. ...
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Silver coin depicting Ptolemy I (r. 305  283), In 312, Ptolemy and Seleucus, the fugitive satrap of Babylonia, invaded CoeleSyria and defeated Demetrius, the son of Antigonus, in the Battle of Gaza. Again he occupied CoeleSyria, and again—a few months later, after Demetrius had won a battle over his general and Antigonus entered Syria in force—he evacuated it. In 311, a peace was concluded between the combatants, soon after which the 13yearold surviving king Alexander IV was murdered in Macedonia, leaving the satrap of Egypt absolutely his own master. The peace did not last long, and in 309 Ptolemy commanded a fleet in person which detached the coast towns of Lycia and Caria from Antigonus, then crossed to Greece, where he took possession of Corinth, Sicyon and Megara (308 BC). In 306, a great fleet under Demetrius attacked Cyprus, and Ptolemy's brother Menelaus was defeated and captured in the decisive Battle of Salamis. The complete loss of Cyprus followed. This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ...
This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ...
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Seleucus was the name of several Macedonian kings of the Seleucid dynasty ruling in the area of Syria. ...
Demetrius I (337283 BC), surnamed Poliorcetes (Besieger), son of Antigonus I of Macedon and Stratonice was a king of Macedon ( 294  288 BC) . He belonged to the Antigonid dynasty. ...
The battle of Gaza was a battle of the Third war of the Diadochi between Ptolemy (satrap of Egypt) and Syria. ...
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Temple of Apollo at Corinth Corinth, or Korinth (Κόρινθος) is a Greek city, on the Isthmus of Corinth, the original isthmus, the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnesus to the mainland of Greece. ...
Sicyon, an ancient Greek city situated in the northern Peloponnesus between Corinth and Achaea. ...
Megara (Greek: ÎœÎÎ³Î±ÏÎ±) is an ancient city in Attica, Greece, on the Saronic Gulf opposite the island of Salamis, which belonged to Megara in archaic times, before being taken by Athens. ...
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Menelaus (also transliterated as MenelÃ¡os), in Greek mythology, was a king of Sparta and son of Atreus and Aerope. ...
The Battle of Salamis of 306 BC was a naval battle fought near Salamis, Cyprus between the fleets of Ptolemy I of Egypt and Demetrius, two of the diadochi, the successors to Alexander the Great. ...
Antigonus and Demetrius now assumed the title of king; Ptolemy, as well as Cassander, Lysimachus and Seleucus I Nicator, responded by doing the same. In the winter of 306 BC, Antigonus tried to follow up the victory at Cyprus by invading Egypt, but here Ptolemy was strong, and held the frontier successfully against him. Ptolemy led no further expedition against Antigonus overseas. To the Rhodians, besieged by Demetrius (305/304), he sent such help as won him divine honours in Rhodes and the surname of Soter ("saviour"). When the coalition was renewed against Antigonus in 302, Ptolemy joined it and invaded Palestine a third time, whilst Antigonus was engaged with Lysimachus in Asia Minor. On a report that Antigonus had won a decisive victory, for a third time he evacuated the country. But when news came that Antigonus had been defeated and slain by Lysimachus and Seleucus at the Battle of Ipsus in 301, he occupied CoeleSyria for the fourth time. Cassander (c. ...
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Silver coin of Seleucus. ...
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Main entrance to the medieval city of Rhodes Rhodes, Greek Î¡Î¿Î´Î¿Ï‚ (Rhodos), is the largest of the Dodecanese islands, and easternmost of the major islands of Greece in the Aegean Sea. ...
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The battle of Ipsus was fought between some of the successors of Alexander the Great in 301 BC near the village of that name in Phrygia. ...
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The other members of the coalition had assigned CoeleSyria to Seleucus after what they regarded as Ptolemy's desertion, and for the next hundred years the question of its ownership became a recurrent point of enmity between the Seleucid and Ptolemaic dynasties. Henceforth, Ptolemy seems to have mingled as little as possible in the rivalry between Asia Minor and Greece; his possessions in Greece he did not retain, but Cyprus he reconquered in 295/294. Cyrene, after a series of rebellions, was finally subjugated about 300 and placed under his stepson Magas. Anatolia (Greek: ανατολη anatole, rising of the sun or East; compare Orient and Levant, by popular etymology Turkish Anadolu to ana mother and dolu filled), also called by the Latin name of Asia Minor, is a region of Southwest Asia which corresponds today to the Asian portion of Turkey. ...
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Cyrene can refer to: The USS Cyrene (AGP13), a motor torpedo boat tender] Cyrene, a figure from Greek mythology Cyrene, a Greek colony in Libya (north Africa) 133 Cyrene, an asteroid Cyrene, fictional character who is the mother of Xena in the series Xena: Warrior Princess See also: Cyrenaica...
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Magas of Cyrene (r. ...
In 285 he abdicated in favour of one of his younger sons by Berenice, Ptolemy II, who had been coregent for three years; his eldest (legitimate) son, Ptolemy Ceraunus, whose mother, Eurydice, the daughter of Antipater, had been repudiated, fled to the court of Lysimachus. Ptolemy I Soter died in 283 at the age of 84. Shrewd and cautious, he had a compact and wellordered realm to show at the end of forty years of war. His name for bonhomie and liberality attached the floating soldierclass of Macedonians and Greeks to his service; nor did he neglect conciliation of the natives. He was a ready patron of letters, founding the Great Library of Alexandria. He wrote himself a history of Alexander's campaigns, distinguished by its straightforward honesty and sobriety—except where his own actions were concerned, when he tended to inflate his own importance to events. Although lost, it was a principal source for the surviving account by Arrian of Nicomedia. Centuries: 4th century BC  3rd century BC  2nd century BC Decades: 330s BC 320s BC 310s BC 300s BC 290s BC  280s BC  270s BC 260s BC 250s BC 240s BC 230s BC 290 BC 289 BC 288 BC 287 BC 286 BC 285 BC 284 BC 283 BC 282...
Head of Ptolemy I and Berenice I Berenice I, daughter of Lagus, was first the wife of Philip, an obscure Macedonian nobleman, with whom she gave birth to the future Magas of Cyrene. ...
Head of Ptolemy II Philadelphus (309246 BC), with Arsinoë II. Ptolemy II Philadelphus (309246 BC), was of a delicate constitution, no Macedonian warriorchief of the old style. ...
Ptolemy Keraunos (Ceraunus) (?  279 BC), King of Macedon from 281 BC to 279 BC. He was the eldest son of Ptolemy I Soter (ruler of Egypt) and his third wife Eurydice (daughter of Antipater). ...
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The Royal Library of Alexandria was once the largest in the world. ...
Lucius Flavius Arrianus Xenophon (c 92c 175), known in English as Arrian, was a Roman historian. ...
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This article incorporates text from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, which is in the public domain. Alexander IV of Macedon, (lived 323  309 BC; titular King of Macedon, 323  309 BC), the posthumous son of Alexander the Great by his wife Roxana, a princess of Bactria, was born in 323 BC, a few months after his fathers death and was immediately declared King as co...
Ptolemy, one of Alexander the Greats generals, was appointed satrap of Egypt after Alexanders death in 323 BC. In 305 BC he declared himself King Ptolemy I, later known as Soter (saviour). ...
Head of Ptolemy I and Berenice I Berenice I, daughter of Lagus, was first the wife of Philip, an obscure Macedonian nobleman, with whom she gave birth to the future Magas of Cyrene. ...
Head of Ptolemy II Philadelphus (309246 BC), with Arsinoë II. Ptolemy II Philadelphus (309246 BC), was of a delicate constitution, no Macedonian warriorchief of the old style. ...
Head of Ptolemy II Philadelphus (309246 BC), with Arsinoë II. Ptolemy II Philadelphus (309246 BC), was of a delicate constitution, no Macedonian warriorchief of the old style. ...
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