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Ptolemy1 British & World English

The name of all the Macedonian rulers of Egypt, a dynasty founded by Ptolemy, the close friend and general of Alexander the Great, who took charge of Egypt after the latter’s death and declared himself king (Ptolemy I) in 304 bc. The dynasty ended with the death of Cleopatra in 30 bc

Ptolemy2 British & World English

(2nd century) Greek astronomer and geographer. His teachings had enormous influence on medieval thought, the geocentric view of the cosmos being adopted as Christian doctrine until the late Renaissance. Ptolemy’s Geography, giving lists of places with their longitudes and latitudes, was also a standard work for centuries, despite its inaccuracies

Ptolemy New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

member of a dynasty ruling Egypt 304–30 bc

Ptolemy II in Pharos British & World English

A lighthouse, often considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World, erected by Ptolemy II (308–246 bc) in circa 280 bc on the island of Pharos, off the coast of Alexandria

Ptolemy III in Berenice British & World English

(3rd century bc), Egyptian queen, wife of Ptolemy III