Ptolemaic Kingdom
The Ptolemaic Kingdom (Greek: Πτολεμαϊκὴ βασιλεία) in and around Egypt began following Alexander the Great's conquest in 332 BC and ended with the death of C...
Ptolemaic Kingdom
The Ptolemaic Kingdom (/ˌtɒləˈmeɪ.ɪk/; Greek: Πτολεμαϊκὴ βασιλεία, Ptolemaïkḕ Basileía) was a Hellenistic kingdom based in Egypt. It was ruled by the Ptolemaic dynasty which started with Ptolemy I...
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Ptolemaic Egypt
The Ptolemaic Kingdom (/ˌtɒləˈmeɪ.ɪk/; Greek: Πτολεμαϊκὴ βασιλεία, Ptolemaïkḕ Basileía) was a Hellenistic kingdom based in Egypt. It was ruled by the Ptolemaic dynasty which started with Ptolemy I...
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Acanthus (Egypt)
Acanthus (Greek: Ἄκανθος; in Ptolemy, Ἀκανθῶν Πόλις) was an ancient city of Egypt, on the western bank of the Nile, 120 stadia south of Memphis. Its site is located at the modern village of Dashour. T...
Hypatia
Hypatia (/haɪˈpeɪʃiə/ hy-PAY-sh(ee)ə or /haɪˈpætiə/ hy-PAT-ee-ə; Greek: Ὑπατία Hypatía) (born c. AD 350 – 370; died 415) was a Greek mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher in Egypt, then a part of...
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Zeno of Caunus
Zeno (or Zenon, Greek: Ζήνων; 3rd century BC), son of Agreophon, was a native of the Greek town of Caunus in lower Asia Minor. He moved to Philadelphia in Egypt and became a private secretary to ...
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Ctesibius
Ctesibius or Ktesibios or Tesibius (Greek: Κτησίβιος; fl. 285–222 BC) was a Greek inventor and mathematician in Alexandria, Ptolemaic Egypt. He wrote the first treatises on the science of compressed a...
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Ptolemy (name)
The name Ptolemy or Ptolemaeus comes from the Greek Ptolemaios, which seems to mean warlike or son of war. There have been many people named Ptolemy or Ptolemaeus, the most famous of which are the Gr...
Hero of Alexandria
Hero of Alexandria (Greek: Ἥρων ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς, Heron ho Alexandreus; also known as Heron of Alexandria c. 10 – c. 70 AD) was a Greek mathematician and engineer who was active in his native city of Ale...
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Agilkia Island
Agilkia Island (also called Agilika; Arabic: أجيليكا‎) is an island in the reservoir of the Old Aswan Dam along the Nile River in southern Egypt; it is the present site of the relocated Anci...
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Thebaid
The Thebaid or Thebais (Greek: Θηβαΐς, Thēbaïs) is the region of ancient Egypt containing the thirteen southernmost nomes of Upper Egypt, from Abydos to Aswan. It acquired its name from its proximity ...
Cleomenes of Naucratis
Cleomenes (Greek: Kλεoμένης; died 322 BC), a Greek of Naucratis in Egypt, was appointed by Alexander III of Macedon as nomarch of the Arabian district (νoμoς) of Egypt and receiver of the tributes fro...
Abusir
Abusir (Arabic: ابو صير‎  [æbuˈsˤiːɾ]; Egyptian pr wsjr; Coptic: ⲃⲟⲩⲥⲓⲣⲓ busiri, "the House or Temple of Osiris"; Ancient Greek: Βούσιρις) is the name given to an Egyptian archaeo...
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Life of Homer (Pseudo-Herodotus)
The Life of Homer, whose unknown author is referred to as Pseudo-Herodotus, is one among several ancient biographies of the Greek epic poet, Homer. It is distinguished from the others by the fact that...
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Phylarchus
Phylarchus (Greek: Φύλαρχoς, Phylarkhos; fl. 3rd century BC) was a Greek historical writer whose works have been lost, but not before having been considerably used by other historians whose works ...
Aswan
Aswan (/ˌæsˈwɑːn/; Egyptian Arabic: أسوان Aswān  [ʔɑsˈwɑːn]; Ancient Egyptian: Swenett; Coptic: ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲛ Souan; Ancient Greek: Συήνη Syene, formerly spelled Assuan, is a city in the south o...
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Alexander of Lycopolis
Alexander of Lycopolis was the writer of a short treatise, in twenty-six chapters, against the Manicheans (J. P. Migne, Patrologia Graeca, XVIII, 409-448). He says in the second chapter of this work t...
Herodotus
Herodotus (/hɨˈrɒdətəs/; Ancient Greek: Ἡρόδοτος Hēródotos [hɛːródotos]) was a Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus, Caria (modern-day Bodrum, Turkey) and lived in the fifth century ...
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Nile mosaic of Palestrina
The Nile mosaic of Palestrina is a late Hellenistic floor mosaic depicting the Nile in its passage from Ethiopia to the Mediterranean. The mosaic was part of a Classical sanctuary-grotto in Palestrin...
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Aphroditopolis
Aphroditopolis is the Greek name given to two Egyptian cities:
Alexandria
Alexandria (/ˌælɪɡˈzændrɪə/ or /ˌælɪɡˈzɑːndrɪə/; اسكندرية, [eskendeˈrejjæ] in Egyptian Arabic) is the second largest city and the second largest metropolitan area in Egypt after Greater Cairo by size ...
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Apis (city)
Apis (Greek: Ἄπις, named for the god Apis), was an ancient seaport town (Polyb. Exc. Leg. 115) on the north coast of Africa, about 18 km west of Paraetonium, sometimes considered located within Egypt,...
United States Postal Service creed
The United States Postal Service has no official creed or motto.
An inscription on the James Farley Post Office in New York City reads:This phrase was a translation by Prof. George Herbert Palmer,...
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Sonchis of Sais
Sonchis of Sais (Ancient Greek: Σῶγχις ὁ Σαΐτης) (fl. 594 BC) was an Egyptian priest who is mentioned in Greek writings as relating the account of Atlantis. His status as a historical figure is a...