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. But lagoos only occurs once in the Old Testament, at Ps.