Ptolemy VI

Ptolemy VI

(Ptolemy Philometor) (tŏl`əmē fĭləmē`tər), d. 145 B.C., king of ancient Egypt (180–145 B.C.), of the Macedonian dynasty, son of Ptolemy VPtolemy V
(Ptolemy Epiphanes) , d. 180 B.C., king of ancient Egypt (205–180 B.C.), of the Macedonian dynasty, son of Ptolemy IV. He succeeded to the throne as a small boy, and his reign began with disastrous civil wars.
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. He became king when an infant, and his mother, Cleopatra, was regent. After her death, Antiochus IVAntiochus IV
(Antiochus Epiphanes) , d. 163 B.C., king of Syria (175 B.C.–163 B.C.), son of Antiochus III and successor of his brother Seleucus IV. His nephew (later Demetrius I) was held as a hostage in Rome, although still claiming the throne.
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 of Syria invaded Egypt, and Ptolemy was captured (170 B.C.) at Pelusium. He was forced to share the rule with his wife (also his sister), Cleopatra, and his brother, Ptolemy Physcon (later 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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). Ptolemy Physcon ruled over Cyrene, Ptolemy Philometor over Egypt; trouble between the brothers ultimately caused the intervention of Rome. Ptolemy VI aided Demetrius IIDemetrius II
(Demetrius Nicator) , d. c.125 B.C., king of ancient Syria, son of Demetrius I. He was aided against the usurper, Alexander Balas, by Ptolemy VI (Ptolemy Philometer).
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 to gain the throne of Syria and was killed in battle with the rival claimant, Alexander BalasAlexander Balas
, d. 145 B.C., ruler of Syria, putative son of Antiochus IV. He seized power from his uncle Demetrius I (c.152 B.C.); Jonathan the Maccabee supported him. He died in battle against Ptolemy Philometor.
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. His young son in theory succeeded to the throne and is usually called Ptolemy VII, but he was put to death as soon as Ptolemy Physcon (who is sometimes counted as Ptolemy VII) could reach Egypt.
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Isis' story was engraved in the era of Ptolemy VI (186--145 BC), Saleh explained.
These were Lenaios--a former slave--and the eunuch Eulaios, who had been Ptolemy Vi's nurse.
The result in Egypt was that the regents Eulaios and Lenaios were overthrown, replaced by the soldiers Komanos and Kineas, but it was the youthful king Ptolemy VI who appeared to rise in power as a result.
Among the seized collection, 13 coins date back to the Byzantine Empire and 157 coins have carved drawings and inscriptions of Pharaoh Ptolemy IV Philopator, ruler Ptolemy V Epiphanes, and King Ptolemy VI Philometor.
This volume jumps to the turbulent times of Ptolemy VI Philometor and his brother Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II (ca.
The contributions by Buraselis and Blasius remind us that Ptolemy VI enjoyed some success abroad despite the latent tensions and military disasters with which his reign began.
Its authorization by Ptolemy VI is regarded as part of an anti-Seleucid policy.
Pfeiffer discusses Ptolemaic expansion in the cataract region under Ptolemy VI and VIII, which was accompanied by donations of land to the temples.
are for him evidence of a military build-up by Ptolemy VI in the Herakleopolite norne, especially to protect the Fayyum from the south (pp.
He denounced the Romans for their pursuit of a Roman advantage (to sympheron) instead of justice (to dikaion), examples of which regard the king Eumenes II, the Achaean politician Callicrates and his opponents, Demetrius I, Ptolemy VI and his brother and rival Ptolemy VIII.