Ptolemaic dynasty

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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)
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Pentapolis was annexed by Ptolemy-I Soter, and was passed to the diadoch dynasty of the Lagids (Ptolemaic dynasty).
Conquered by Alexander the Great in 332 BC, this territory will become a cause of dispute between Lagids and Seleucids (7), becoming a Roman province in 63 BC.
According to Rabbinic lore, the original lagoos was changed because Ptolemy's father was called Lagos, and the word would be disrespectful of the Lagids.