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Ptolemy II

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Ptolemy II son of Ptolemy I and king of Egypt who was said to be responsible for the Septuagint (circa 309-247 BC)
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Usage

In literature:

The war between Syria and Egypt, which had been ruinous to the former, is ended by a treaty between Antiochus II and Ptolemy Philadelphus.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 2" by Various
The legitimate male line of the Ptolemies came to an end on the death of the young Alexander II.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 10 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
Ptolemy II married his niece, and afterwards his sister; Ptolemy IV married his sister.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
The obelisk found at Philae was erected in honor of Ptolemy Evergetes II.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Ptolemy XI., Auletes, an illegitimate son of Soter II., then mounted the throne, his queen being Cleopatra V., Tryphaena.
"Greek Women" by Mitchell Carroll
Aristophanes of Byzantium, son of Apelles the painter, who lived in the reigns of Ptolemy II.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
Under Ptolemy Philadelphus Greek documents begin to be numerous: under Euergetes II.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
Gercke places him in the time of Ptolemy X. Philometor (end of 2nd century), Anatolius in that of Ptolemy II.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
Daughter of Lysimachus, king of Thrace, first wife of Ptolemy II.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
Berenice was founded by Ptolemy II.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
At a later time we find that Ptolemy II.
"The History of Antiquity" by Max Duncker
Darius or the Ptolemies were the first to succeed in the attempt made by Rameses II.
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI)" by Max Duncker
The great temple of Philae was begun under the XXXth Dynasty; that of Behbet seems to have been built by Ptolemy II.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 8" by Various
The wars waged by Ptolemy II.
"A Manual of Ancient History" by A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
This was conveyed to Ptolemy II.
"Mythical Monsters" by Charles Gould
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