(οἱ Πτολεμαϊκοὶ δυναστεῖς/hoi Ptolemaïkoì dynasteîs, Str. 2,5,12).
Hellenistic dynasty which established itself in Egypt after the death of Alexander  the Great and ruled there until Egypt was instituted as a Roman province by Augustus; the dynasty is named after its founder, Ptolemaeus  I as 'Ptolemies' or after his father Lagus  as 'Lagidae' (Λαγίδαι/Lagídai).
The ambitions of the first P. were not limited to Egypt, but extended to the whole of Alexander's empire (cf. Ptolemaeus  III; Hellenistic states) and large parts of the Aegean (Aegean Sea); the…
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Ameling, Walter (Jena),
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 23 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1012880>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510