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Ptolemy of Mauretania

History; Egyptian history

The last king of Mauretania. Ptolemy was the son of King Juba II and Queen Cleopatra Selene II. With the support of Roman forces, Ptolemy was able to end Berber revolts by 24 ...

Ptolemy Philadelphus

History; Egyptian history

Son of Cleopatra VII and Mark Antony. In 34 BC, at the Donations of Alexandria, Ptolemy was made ruler of Syria, Phoenicia and Cilicia. Octavian took Ptolemy and his siblings to ...

Ptolemy III Euergetes

History; Egyptian history

He married Berenice of Cyrene. Following Ptolemy's eldest sister Berenice Phernophorus’ murder by the Seleucid rulers in Syria, Ptolemy III invaded Syria. His forces occupied ...

Ptolemy IV Philopator

History; Egyptian history

He was a son of Ptolemy III and Berenice II. During his reign, the decline of the Ptolemaic kingdom began. Ptolemy IV responded effectively to the attacks of Antiochus III on ...

Ptolemy VI Philometor

History; Egyptian history

In 170 BC, Antiochus IV invaded Egypt twice retaining Ptolemy VI as a puppet king. In 164 BC, he was driven off the throne by Ptolemy VIII, but was quickly restored by the ...

Ptolemy XIV

History; Egyptian history

He was a son of Ptolemy XII. Following the death of his older brother Ptolemy XIII, Ptolemy XIV ruled with his older sister, Cleopatra VII. Cleopatra also married her new co-ruler ...


History; Egyptian history

The area of northern Egypt where the Nile River flows into the Mediterranean Sea. It is a triangular area of very fertile land.