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Philometor
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(Φιλομήτωρ/Philomḗtōr, lit. 'the mother-lover').

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[1] Cultic sobriquet of Greek rulers

Cultic sobriquet of Greek rulers, firstly of Ptolemaeus VI, whose reign began under the regency of his mother. For many of the subsequent kings (e.g. Ptolemaeus VIII, X, XV, Cleopatra [II 12] VII, Antiochus [10] VIII, Demetrius [9] III), the statement of Gutschmid [1. 112] is valid, namely that they ruled at first under the gu…

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Ameling, Walter (Jena) and Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover), “Philometor”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 07 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e921450>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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