- Ptolemy IV Philopator
- King 221-204 BC.
The son of *Ptolemy III, Ptolemy IV took the name of 'Philopator' which means 'father-loving'; according to the custom of this dynasty, he married his sister, Arsinoe III.He defeated Antiochus III of Syria at the battle of Raphia in 217 BC, after Antiochus had threatened Egypt's frontier, but this success may have contributed to the problems that he had to face at home. A large contingent of native Egyptians had fought well at Raphia, and this victory may have encouraged them to become involved with nationalistic riots in the region of Thebes. These began in 207-206 BC, and their aim was to re-establish native rule in Egypt; to some extent this was achieved when, for nineteen years, a line of Egyptian 'pharaohs' seized some control which enabled them to rule the Theban district.Under Ptolemy IV, problems began which were associated with the government and administration of the country and in succeeding reigns, these difficulties would become even more acute.BIBL. Bevan, E. A History of Egypt under the Ptolemaic Dynasty. London: 1927; Skeat, T.C. The reigns of the Ptolemies. Munich: 1969.Biographical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt by Rosalie and Antony E. David* * *(c. 244–205 BC)Son of Ptolemy III and Berenice II. He married his sister, Arsinoe III. He pursued an aggressive policy in Asia in an attempt to gain control of PalestineSyria but faced a major revolt in the south where native rulers Harwennefer and Ankhwennefer were proclaimed. His chief minister was Sosibios, who arranged a series of murders of members of the royal family to strengthen his hold on power. The king appears to have died in late 205 BC, but his death was initially concealed by his court. He was succeeded by his son, Ptolemy V.Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier
Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. EdwART. 2011.
Look at other dictionaries:
Ptolemy IV Philopator — (Greek: polytonic|Πτολεμαῖος Φιλοπάτωρ, Ptolemaĩos Philopátōr , reigned 221 205 BC), son of Ptolemy III and Berenice II of Egypt was the fourth Pharaoh of the Ptolemaic Egypt. Under the reign of Ptolemy IV, the decline of the Ptolemaic kingdom… … Wikipedia
Ptolemy IV Philopator — ▪ Macedonian king of Egypt (Greek: Loving His Father) born c. 238 BC, –d. 205 BC Macedonian king of Egypt (reigned 221–205 BC), under whose feeble rule, heavily influenced by favourites, much of Ptolemaic Syria was lost and native uprisings … Universalium
Ptolemy XIV Philopator — (c. 59–44 BC) Younger son of Ptolemy XII and possibly Cleopatra VI Tryphaena. He replaced his older brother as consort of Cleopatra VII, but his position was purely nominal, and he was probably murdered by her. Historical Dictionary Of Ancient … Ancient Egypt
Ptolemy XV Philopator Philometer — (47–30 BC) Son of Cleopatra VII, who namedIulius Caesaras the father. The boy was nicknamed Caesarion. He was made joint ruler of Egypt with his mother in 44 BC upon the death of his uncle, Ptolemy XIV. He was executed while trying to escape… … Ancient Egypt
Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator — ( el. Πτολεμαῖος Νέος Φιλοπάτωρ, Ptolemaĩos Néos Philopátōr ) was an Egyptian king of the Ptolemaic period. His reign is controversial, and it is possible that he did not reign at all, but was only granted royal dignity posthumously.Even his… … Wikipedia
Ptolemy V Epiphanes — (Greek: polytonic|Πτολεμαῖος Ἐπιφανής, Ptolemaĩos Epiphanḗs , reigned 204–181 BCE), son of Ptolemy IV Philopator and Arsinoe III of Egypt, was the 5th ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty. He became ruler at the age of five, and under a series of… … Wikipedia
Ptolemy III Euergetes — Ptolemy III Euergetes, (Greek: Πτολεμαῖος Εὐεργέτης, Ptolemaĩos Euergétēs , reigned 246 BC ndash;222 BC) was the third ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt. He was the eldest son of Ptolemy II Philadelphus and his first wife, Arsinoe I, and… … Wikipedia
Ptolemy (name) — The name Ptolemy or Ptolemaeus comes from the Greek Ptolemaios , which means warlike. There have been many people named Ptolemy or Ptolemaeus, the most famous of which are the Greek Egyptian astronomer Claudius Ptolemaeus and the Macedonian… … Wikipedia
Ptolemy III–XV — (r. 246–30 BC) Macedonian kings of the Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt. Ptolemy III Euergetes ( Benefactor ) (fl. 246–221) defeated the ruler of the Seleucid dynasty in the Third Syrian War (245–241). Ptolemy IV Philopator ( Father loving ) (r.… … Universalium
Ptolemy XII Theos Philopator Philadelphus Neos Dionysius — (d. 51 BC) Illegitimate son of Ptolemy IX by an unknown mistress. He was chosen as ruler upon the murder of Ptolemy XIand soon gained the nickname Auletes, or flute player. He was expelled in 58 BC, following his failure to support his brother … Ancient Egypt