And indeed since her death in 30 B.C., nearly everything has conspired against Cleopatra VII, the last of the ptolemies.
But the purpose of the ptolemies was not to add one more Egyptian god to the countless number already worshiped by their subjects.
Golenischeff believes this temple to have been erected by the ptolemies.
The city was always flourishing under the ptolemies and the Romans.
Artaxerxes married two of his daughters.1688 The ptolemies adopted this practice.
It was henceforth common, though not invariable, among the ptolemies.
But here the bright pages in the history of the ptolemies end.
Those temples raised in the time of the ptolemies exhibit strong resemblances to those of the Old Kingdom.
It was no more killed by the Roman conquest than it was by that of the ptolemies.
Others ascribe it to the ptolemies, so that the originator and maker remain unknown.
Greek astronomer and mathematician who based his astronomy on the belief that all heavenly bodies revolved around Earth. Ptolemy's model of the solar system endured until the 16th century when Nicolaus Copernicus proposed that the heavenly bodies in the solar system orbited the Sun.
An ancient Greek astronomer, living in Egypt, who proposed a way of calculating the movements of the planets on the assumption that they, along with the sun and the stars, were embedded in clear spheres that revolved around the Earth. The system of Ptolemy, called the Ptolemaic universe, prevailed in astronomy for nearly fifteen hundred years, until the modern model of the solar system, with the sun at the center and the planets in motion, was developed from the ideas of Copernicus.