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Origin of the name PTOLEMY EUERGETES.
Etymology of the name PTOLEMY EUERGETES.
Meaning of the baby name PTOLEMY EUERGETES.


PTOLEMY EUERGETES.  Ptolemy (III.) Euergetes. The son of Ptolemy Philadelphus.  He succeeded to the throne of Egypt B.C. 247, and commenced his reign by making war with Antigonus and his son Seleucus, king of Syria, to avenge the murder of his sister Berenice, who, together with her son, had been put to death by Seleucus.  Asia Minor and Syria at once submitted to Ptolemy, B.C. 245, and he extended his conquests in the East as far as Media, Babylon, and Bactria, regaining there many trophies and prizes which the Persians had previously carried away.  He was recalled to Egypt by internal differences which had broken out during his absence, but on his way home stopped at Jerusalem, and presented offerings at the temple there.  Having quelled the disturbances in Egypt, Ptolemy was desirous of emulating the actions of the Ramesside kings, and for that purpose marched an army into Ethiopia, which he subjugated, and set up a monument of his victories in the shape of a great marble chair with a Greek inscription at Adule, a port of the Red Sea.  He enlarged and repaired the great temple of Karnak, began that of Esneh, and added to the temple of Amen at the oasis of Hibe.  He further erected a temple to Osiris at Canopus, in the name of himself and his wife and sister Berenice.  He strove in all things to be an Egyptian rather than a Greek monarch, and took the surname of Meri-en-pthah, "Beloved of Pthah," similar to the custom of the Pharaohs of the older dynasties.  He continued the patronage of literature and art which distinguished his predecessors, and died leaving Egypt in a prosperous condition, B.C. 222, after a reign of twenty-three years.  He was succeeded by his son, Ptolemy Philopater. (An Archaic Dictionary, Cooper, 1876).


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