Ptolemy IX

Ptolemy IX

(Ptolemy Lathyrus) (tŏl`əmē ləthī`rəs), d. 81 B.C., king of ancient Egypt (116–107 B.C., 88–81 B.C.) of the Macedonian dynasty, son of Ptolemy VIIIPtolemy VIII
(Ptolemy Physcon) , d. 116 B.C., king of ancient Egypt (145–116 B.C.), of the Macedonian dynasty, brother of Ptolemy VI. He is also called Ptolemy Euergetes II. He was coruler with his brother and his brother's wife from 170–164 B.C.
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 and the younger Cleopatra. He is also called Ptolemy Soter II. His mother ruled jointly with him and held the actual power. She forced him to accept (110 B.C.) as coruler his brother, Ptolemy Alexander (Ptolemy XPtolemy X
(Ptolemy Alexander), d. 88 B.C., king of ancient Egypt (107 B.C.–88 B.C.), of the Macedonian dynasty, brother of Ptolemy IX. He was governor in Cyprus when called (110 B.C.) by his mother to be coruler with his brother. He became sole king in 107 B.C.
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), who drove him from the throne in 107 B.C. Ptolemy IX went to Cyprus and then to Syria. He returned to conquer Cyprus, and in 88 B.C. he reconquered Egypt.
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He surveys the whole Ptolemaic period and some of his most original conclusions concern the rise to power and legitimacy of Ptolemy IX and X (pp.
The articles--on topics that include scribal lineage, demotic grafitti at Medinet Habu, Ptolemy IX, statues of priestesses, and the capture of Thebes--were originally presented at the 2006 Theban Workshop, held in Chicago, and edited by Dorman (the Oriental Institute of the U.