Ptolemy II Philadelphus Founds the Library of Alexandria

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Illustration

Arienne King
by Vincenzo Camuccini
published on 27 February 2018

"Tolomeo Filadelfo nella biblioteca di Alessandria", or "Ptolemy Philadelphus founds the Library of Alexandria", is an oil painting from 1813 by Italian artist Vincenzo Camuccini (1771-1844 CE). The painting portrays the Greco-Macedonian king and ruler of Egypt, Ptolemy II Philadelphus within the famous Library of Alexandria. Historically, Ptolemy II was a devoted patron of the arts responsible for the foundation and patronage of the Library and its adjoining buildings. (Capodimonte National Museum)

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APA Style

Camuccini, V. (2018, February 27). Ptolemy II Philadelphus Founds the Library of Alexandria. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8211/ptolemy-ii-philadelphus-founds-the-library-of-alex/

Chicago Style

Camuccini, Vincenzo. "Ptolemy II Philadelphus Founds the Library of Alexandria." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 27, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8211/ptolemy-ii-philadelphus-founds-the-library-of-alex/.

MLA Style

Camuccini, Vincenzo. "Ptolemy II Philadelphus Founds the Library of Alexandria." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 27 Feb 2018. Web. 07 Feb 2023.

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