Ptolemaic dynasty

Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ptolemaic dynasty - an ancient dynasty of Macedonian kings who ruled Egypt from 323 BC to 30 BC; founded by Ptolemy I and ended with Cleopatra
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
Ptolemy I - the king of Egypt who founded the Macedonian dynasty in Egypt; a close friend and general of Alexander the Great who took charge of Egypt after Alexander died (circa 367-285 BC)
Ptolemy II - son of Ptolemy I and king of Egypt who was said to be responsible for the Septuagint (circa 309-247 BC)
References in periodicals archive ?
According to a report in The Times, the remains of Princess Arsinoe, put to death in 41 BC on the orders of Cleopatra and her Roman lover Mark Antony to eliminate her as a rival, are the first relics of the Ptolemaic dynasty to be identified.
Philae was built during the Greco-Roman era under the Ptolemaic dynasty.
The girl's hair is arranged in a way similar to the so-called melonenfrisur (melon coiffure ) an elaborated hairstyle often associated with the Ptolemaic dynasty, and Cleopatra particularly," said Capriotti.
I will argue here that the crocodile was specifically selected for Cleopatra Selene by Cleopatra VII, and that this selection was intended to recall a significant event that occurred at the foundation of the Ptolemaic dynasty, and comprised part of a wider strategy of reconstituting the empire of Ptolemy I Soter and Ptolemy II Philadelphos.
40 Pontefract The Ptolemaic dynasty ruled Egypt during the Hellenistic period from 305 BC to 30 BC.
At this stage of the Ptolemaic dynasty, surviving as a monarch was a delicate balancing act between the machinations of one's inbred family, local politicians, ambitious courtiers, the Alexandrian 'rabble', let alone the threateningly expansionist Roman empire.
It is also one of few times when an Egyptian production comes close to the Ptolemaic Dynasty, which was full of political schemes, fights, and intrigues.
Tem Hor lived in Upper Egypt between 250 and 200 BC during the Ptolemaic Dynasty and was named after the god Horus.
From the Royal Library of Alexandria during the Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt to the monasteries of medieval Europe the concept of guarding knowledge in a safe place is time eternal.
With full color illustration as well as cataloguing and descriptive information about each object, the book contains a wealth of information on the coins, divided by ruler: Philip II, Alexander III, Philip II, Macedonia after the kings, the Persian kings, the Antigonid Dynasty, the Seleucid Dynasty, the Attalids, the Ptolemaic Dynasty, Lysimachus, and the Greek Dynasties in Bactria and India.
Who was the last ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt?
The Ptolemaic dynasty ruled Egypt for almost three centuries, until Rome conquered the land.