Ptolemaic Egypt c. 240 BCE


Simeon Netchev
published on 25 January 2022
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A map illustrating the political situation in Ptolemaic Egypt in 240 BCE, during the reign of Ptolemy III Euergetes, eight decades after the death of Alexander the Great, as the kingdom reached its economic and military height. It also depicts the balance of power in the region as the Diadochi (Alexander's Successors) fought and schemed through state-forming processes that gave birth to three enduring kingdoms - Antigonid Macedonia, Ptolemaic Egypt, and the Seleucid empire in Asia. Of those, the Ptolemies lasted the longest in Alexandria, though as a client state under Rome. Egypt was only annexed to the Roman empire in 30 BCE after the reign of Cleopatra VII Philopator.

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Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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