Ptolemy I

Author: Ian Worthington
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Ptolemy I from the Author: Ian Worthington. When Rome defeated the forces of Antony and Cleopatra and annexed Egypt, the rule of the longest-lived of the Hellenistic dynasties and one of the most illustrious in Egyptian history came to an end. For nearly three hundred years, the Macedonian dynasty known as the Ptolemaic had controlled Egypt and its mixed population of Egyptians, Greeks, Macedonians, and Jews. The founder of this dynasty, Ptolemy I (367-283/2 BC), was a boyhood friend and eventually personal bodyguard of Alexander the Great, who fought alongside Alexander in the epic battles that toppled the Persian Empire, and brought about a Macedonian Empire stretching from Greece to India. After Alexander's death, his senior staff carved up his vast empire, with Ptolemy gaining control of Egypt. There he built up his power base in Egypt, introduced administrative and economic reforms that made his family fabulously wealthy, and by extending Egypt's possessions overseas founded an Egyptian Empire. In addition to his political and military prowess, Ptolemy was an intellectual, who patronized the mathematician Euclid, wrote an important account of Alexander's campaign in Asia, and established the famous Library and Museum at Alexandria, which were the cultural heart of the entire Hellenistic Age. Ptolemy ruled Egypt until he died of natural causes in his early eighties. Ian Worthington's Ptolemy I--the first full-length biography of its kind in English--traces the life of Ptolemy from his boyhood to his reign as king and pharaoh of Egypt. Throughout, he highlights the achievements that profoundly shaped both Egypt's history and that of the early Hellenistic world. He argues that Ptolemy was by far the greatest of Alexander's Successors, and that he was a conscious imperialist who even boldly attempted to seize Greece and Macedonia, and be a second Alexander.

Satraps Of The Alexandrian Empire Ptolemy I Soter Seleucus I Nicator King Porus Antigonus I Monophthalmus Nearchus Lysimachus Peucestas

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Satraps Of The Alexandrian Empire Ptolemy I Soter Seleucus I Nicator King Porus Antigonus I Monophthalmus Nearchus Lysimachus Peucestas from the Author: Source Wikipedia. Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Ptolemy I Soter, Seleucus I Nicator, King Porus, Antigonus I Monophthalmus, Nearchus, Lysimachus, Peucestas, Eumenes, Atropates, Stasanor, Cleomenes of Naucratis, Peithon, Taxiles, Oxyartes, Laomedon of Mytilene, Sibyrtius, Asander, Neoptolemus, Mithrenes, Menander, Phrataphernes, Cleitus the White, Philotas, Ada of Caria, Philoxenus, Calas, Philip, Nicanor, Archon of Pella, Antigenes, Tlepolemus, Andragoras, Abulites, Amyntas. Excerpt: Seleucus I (given the surname by later generations of Nicator, Greek: (Hindi: ), i.e. Seleucus the Victor) (ca. 358 BC - 281 BC) was a Macedonian officer of Alexander the Great and one of the Diadochi. In the Wars of the Diadochi that took place after Alexander's death, Seleucus established the Seleucid dynasty and the Seleucid Empire. His kingdom would be one of the last holdouts of Alexander's former empire to Roman rule. They were only outlived by the Ptolemaic Kingdom in Egypt by roughly 34 years. After the death of Alexander, Seleucus was nominated as the satrap of Babylon in 320 BC. Antigonus forced Seleucus to flee from Babylon, but, supported by Ptolemy, he was able to return in 312 BC. Seleucus' later conquests include Persia and Media. He formed an alliance with the Indian King Chandragupta Maurya. Seleucus defeated Antigonus in the battle of Ipsus in 301 BC and Lysimachus in the battle of Corupedium in 281 BC. He was assassinated by Ptolemy Ceraunus during the same year. His successor was his son Antiochus I. Seleucus founded a number of new cities, including Antioch and Seleucia. Seleucus was the son of Antiochus from Orestis. Historian Junianus Justinus claims he was one of Philip II of Macedon's generals. Antiochus is not, however, mentioned in any other sources and nothing is known of his supposed career under Philip. It is possible that Antiochus was...

Portraits Of The Ptolemies

Author: Paul Edmund Stanwick
Publisher: University of Texas Press
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Portraits Of The Ptolemies from the Author: Paul Edmund Stanwick. As archaeologists recover the lost treasures of Alexandria, the modern world is marveling at the latter-day glory of ancient Egypt and the Greeks who ruled it from the ascension of Ptolemy I in 306 B.C. to the death of Cleopatra the Great in 30 B.C. The abundance and magnificence of royal sculptures from this period testify to the power of the Ptolemaic dynasty and its influence on Egyptian artistic traditions that even then were more than two thousand years old. In this book, Paul Edmund Stanwick undertakes the first complete study of Egyptian-style portraits of the Ptolemies. Examining one hundred and fifty sculptures from the vantage points of literary evidence, archaeology, history, religion, and stylistic development, he fully explores how they meld Egyptian and Greek cultural traditions and evoke surrounding social developments and political events. To do this, he develops a "visual vocabulary" for reading royal portraiture and discusses how the portraits helped legitimate the Ptolemies and advance their ideology. Stanwick also sheds new light on the chronology of the sculptures, giving dates to many previously undated ones and showing that others belong outside the Ptolemaic period.

The Library In Alexandria And The Bible In Greek

Author: Nina L. Collins
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The Library In Alexandria And The Bible In Greek from the Author: Nina L. Collins. This work covers the translation of the Bible into Greek. Ancient evidence reveals that the earliest, written translation of the Bible in Greek was completed in Alexandria in 281 BCE, probably by 71 scholars, invited especially from Judaea by Ptolemy II.

Ptolemy The Second Philadelphus And His World

Author: Paul R. McKechnie
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Ptolemy The Second Philadelphus And His World from the Author: Paul R. McKechnie. Ptolemy II Philadelphus, second Macedonian king of Egypt (282-246BC), captured intellectual high ground by founding the Alexandrian Library and Museum, and cemented celebrity status by bankrolling his courtesans' endeavours in Olympic chariot-racing. In this book scholars analyse a range of key aspects of Phiadelphus' world.

3rd Century Bc Rulers

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3rd Century Bc Rulers from the Author: Source Wikipedia. Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 95. Chapters: Qin Shi Huang, Fabius Maximus, Ptolemy I Soter, Ashoka, Seleucus I Nicator, Ptolemy III Euergetes, Antiochus III the Great, Ptolemy II Philadelphus, Demetrius I of Macedon, Ptolemy V Epiphanes, Alexander II of Epirus, Emperor K rei, Philip V of Macedon, Emperor K an, Antiochus I Soter, Seleucus II Callinicus, Emperor K gen, Demetrius II Aetolicus, Antiochus II Theos, Seleucus III Ceraunus, Demetrius I of Bactria, Nicomedes I of Bithynia, Euthydemus I, Cassander, Diodotus I, Arsaces I of Parthia, Attalus I, Xiang Yu, Antigonus II Gonatas, Chandragupta Maurya, Pyrrhus of Epirus, Qin Er Shi, Lysimachus, Elara, Brennus, Pharnavaz I of Iberia, An D ng V ng, Bindusara, Philetaerus, Agron of Illyria, Titus Manlius Torquatus, Antigonus III Doson, Aulus Atilius Calatinus, Ariarathes IV of Cappadocia, Eumenes I, Azo, Ptolemy Keraunos, Mithridates I of Pontus, Mithridates II of Pontus, Samprati, Lucius Caecilius Metellus, Sames of Commagene, Pleuratus, Laodice, Xerxes of Armenia, Scerdilaidas, Arsames I, Zhuangxiang of Qin, Allucius, Arsaces II of Parthia, Mithridates III of Pontus, Alexander V of Macedon, Publius Sulpicius Galba Maximus, Ariarathes III of Cappadocia, Ziying, Oengus Tuirmech Temrach, Zipoites I of Bithynia, Ziaelas of Bithynia, Dasaratha Maurya, Elidurus, Suratissa of Sri Lanka, Asela of Sri Lanka, Ariobarzanes of Pontus, Bolgios, King Zhaoxiang of Qin, Nia Segamain, Antipater II of Macedon, Antipater Etesias, Mahasiva of Sri Lanka, Abdissares, King Nan of Zhou, Sena and Guttika, Tiridates I of Parthia, Uttiya of Sri Lanka, Raja Ror I, Ariarathes II of Cappadocia, Sosthenes of Macedon, Marcus Fabius Buteo, Gaius Claudius Centho, Ariamnes of Cappadocia, Adamair, Diodotus II, Eochaid Ailtlethan, Meleager, Xiaowen of Qin, King Hui of Eastern Zhou, Fergus Fortamail, Marcus Junius Pera, Stratonice of...

Generals Of Alexander The Great

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Generals Of Alexander The Great from the Author: Source Wikipedia. Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 43. Chapters: Ptolemy I Soter, Seleucus I Nicator, Antigonus I Monophthalmus, Perdiccas, Hephaestion, Antipater, Peucestas, Parmenion, Eumenes, Stasanor, Peithon, Philotas, Polyperchon, Amyntas, Laomedon of Mytilene, Attalus, Sibyrtius, Asander, Cleitus the Black, Coenus, Neoptolemus, Alexander of Lyncestis, Ophellas, Menander, Eudemus, Cleitus the White, Craterus, Alcetas, Philoxenus, Zopyrion, Docimus, Caranus, Calas, Philip, Polemon, Archon of Pella, Antigonos, Arrhidaeus, Leonnatus, Antigenes, Simmias of Macedon, Hegelochus of Macedon, Tlepolemus, Sitalces II, Pharnuches of Lycia, Aristonous of Pella, Demaratus, Aeschylus of Rhodes, Langarus, Asclepiodorus of Macedon, Cleander of Macedon, Proteas of Macedon, Chares of Mytilene, Menes of Pella, Eurybotas, Ariston of Paionia, Pantordanus, Dimnus, Coeranus of Beroea, Arybbas, Polydamas of Macedon, Panegorus, Admetus of Macedon, Ariston of Macedon, Demonicus of Pella, Timanthes of Pella. Excerpt: Seleucus I (given the surname by later generations of Nicator, Greek: (Hindi: ), i.e. Seleucus the Victor) (ca. 358 BC - 281 BC) was a Macedonian officer of Alexander the Great and one of the Diadochi. In the Wars of the Diadochi that took place after Alexander's death, Seleucus established the Seleucid dynasty and the Seleucid Empire. His kingdom would be one of the last holdouts of Alexander's former empire to Roman rule. They were only outlived by the Ptolemaic Kingdom in Egypt by roughly 34 years. After the death of Alexander, Seleucus was nominated as the satrap of Babylon in 320 BC. Antigonus forced Seleucus to flee from Babylon, but, supported by Ptolemy, he was able to return in 312 BC. Seleucus' later conquests include Persia and Media. He formed an alliance with the Indian King Chandragupta Maurya. Seleucus defeated Antigonus in the battle of...

Ptolemaic Reliefs

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Ptolemaic Reliefs from the Author: Bernard V. Bothmer.

A History Of The Ptolemaic Empire

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A History Of The Ptolemaic Empire from the Author: G├╝nther H├Âlbl. This compelling narrative provides the only comprehensive guide in English to the rise and decline of Ptolemaic rule in Egypt over three centuries - from the death of Alexander in 323 BC to the tragic deaths of Antony and Cleopatra in 30 BC. The skilful integration of material from a vast array of sources allows the reader to trace the political and religious development of one of the most powerful empires of the ancient eastern Mediterranean. It shows how the success of the Ptolemies was due in part to their adoption of many features of the Egyptian Pharaohs who preceded them - their deification and funding of cults and temples throughout Egypt.