Family Tree of the Ptolemaic Dynasty of Egypt (305-30 BCE)

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Simeon Netchev
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published on 18 February 2022
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An illustration following the evolution of the Ptolemaic Dynasty (also called Lagides, for Lagos, the father of Ptolemy I Soter) in Egypt during the Hellenistic period. This family tree reveals one of the most important distinguishing features of the Ptolemies compared to the other monarchies of antiquity – the importance of the queen in the representation of the ruling family (from the 2nd century BCE onward, some queens even ruled alone). By chance and historical circumstance, the Ptolemies gave the world the last king of Egypt, ruling queens of Syria and the Seleucid Empire, and the last kings of Cyprus, Cyrene, and Mauretania.

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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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APA Style

Netchev, S. (2022, February 18). Family Tree of the Ptolemaic Dynasty of Egypt (305-30 BCE). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15205/family-tree-of-the-ptolemaic-dynasty-of-egypt-305/

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Netchev, Simeon. "Family Tree of the Ptolemaic Dynasty of Egypt (305-30 BCE)." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 18, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15205/family-tree-of-the-ptolemaic-dynasty-of-egypt-305/.

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Netchev, Simeon. "Family Tree of the Ptolemaic Dynasty of Egypt (305-30 BCE)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Feb 2022. Web. 17 Jul 2024.

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