Ptolemy II


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son of Ptolemy I and king of Egypt who was said to be responsible for the Septuagint (circa 309-247 BC)

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A team of archeologists from the Ministry of Antiquities discovered a limestone temple from the age of Ptolemy II (282-246 BC) in the Gabal El-Nour area of Beni Suef.
In this elegantly produced, very thoroughly documented, and lavishly illustrated (color and black-and-white photographs) volume, Cheshire presents detailed discussion of several bronze busts and statuettes more or less plausibly identified as representing Ptolemy II, his sister-queen Arsinoe II, and the iconographic tradition that may be traced to Ptolemy II.
Free development testing service for open source community helps the next generation of Java developers find and fix software defects Coverity, Inc have also announced the results of its latest Coverity Scan Project Spotlight, which analysed Ptolemy II, an open source Java project that is being used by the University of California, Berkeley, to teach electrical engineering & computer sciences (EECS) students how to develop high-quality software.
At the start of Cleopatra's reign in 51 BC, Egypt was in dire political and financial straits and scholars have interpreted her subsequent interactions with Julius Caesar and Antonius to mean that she perceived the kingdom's recovery as depending heavily upon its ability to regain the territories held under Ptolemy I Soter and his successor Ptolemy II Philadelphos.
Chapter thirteen begins the next section on the Royal Economy by examining the Revenue Laws of Ptolemy II, which had been classified as an economic codification.
Ptolemy I and his successor, Ptolemy II Philadelphus, were determined to make Alexandria the artistic and scientific centre of the world.
A respected scholar as well as a prolific writer, he was appointed as chief cataloguer of the great Alexandrian library by Ptolemy II Philadelphos.
It was founded by Alexander's general Ptolemy II, who ruled Egypt in the third century BC.
By the Alexandrian Age, when Posidippus flourished in the courts of Ptolemy II Philadelphus and Arsinoe II, the epigram had become a kind of sport or elevated pastime, in stature somewhere between a sonnet and a limerick.
His satires were so biting that Ptolemy II had him sewn up in a sack and thrown into the sea.
They were still bizarre enough in Hellenistic times to be paraded around Alexandria by Ptolemy II Philadelphus, and (curiouser and curiouser) were associated with the sources of amber, another speculation-generating exotic, by both Sophocles and Strabo.
It was conceived as a continuation of a conference in Auckland in 2005 focusing on the reign of Ptolemy II Philadelphus (p.
Project Spotlight, which analyzed Ptolemy II, an open source Java project that is being used by the University of California, Berkeley, to teach Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences (EECS) students how to develop high-quality software.
Most famous of all is a cameo from the 3rd century BC celebrating the marriage of Ptolemy II of Egypt and Arsinoe II (Fig.
C - writing under the reign of King Ptolemy II Philadelphus his Aegyptiaca and other books in Greek to acquaint the Greek empire with the antiquity of Egypt and correct it from false notions that he saw were written by Herodotus and whose home city went through a similar lingual transformation to exist today as Sammannoud - I too feel a need to write this essay to acquaint my readers with some misconceptions about our name.