History: Ptolemies

Posted on Sun 14 November 2021 in history

The post-Alexandrian dynasty established by King Ptolemy of Egypt. Ptolemy was a Macedonian general who was named governor of Egypt after the death of Alexander. Ptolemy became king in 305 BCE and established the Ptolemaic dynasty of pharaohs. The Ptolemaic dynasty lasted longer than any other Hellenistic monarchy until, in 30 BCE, Egypt was captured by the Romans.