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Alexander the Great (356—323 bc) king of Macedon 336–323

Perdiccas (d. 321 bc)

Cleopatra (69—30 bc)


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Ptolemy (fl. 146—170) Greek astronomer and geographer

Ptolemy I (c. 367—283 bc)

Ptolemy II (c. 308—246 bc)

Ptolemy of Lucca (c. 1236—1327)

Ptolemy's Theorem


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The name of all the Macedonian rulers of Egypt, a dynasty founded by Ptolemy, the close friend and general of Alexander the Great, who took charge of Egypt after the latter's death and declared himself king (Ptolemy I) in 304 bc. The dynasty ended with the death of Cleopatra in 30 bc.

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