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Biography of Soter Ptolemaeus


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Ptolemaeus, Soter. King of Egypt. Obtained Egypt as his share of the dominions of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. Was engaged in continual wars with Perdiccas and Antigonus. He gained his surname, The Preserver, by saving Rhodes when besieged by Demetrius. Died, 283 B.C.