Thursday, January 26, 2017

Fact of the Day: Greek Egypt

Ptolemy I Soter was a major general under Alexander The Great, and he ruled as Pharaoh of Egypt after Alexander's death. He established the Ptolemaic Dynasty while was mostly Greek genetically blended with the culture of Egypt. The dynasty lasted for three centuries until the fall of Cleopatra and her son Caesarion. 

11 comments:

Anna-Alina said...

When I was a kid I loved to learn something new about Egypt centeries ago so much.

Pat Hatt said...

Wow, sure had a good run before it fell

RaeAbigael said...

I love Egypt so much! They have a very, very interesting history! :)

Mary Kirkland said...

Ya know I think that might be the first time I've heard about Cleopatra's son or found out what his name was. Interesting.

Kati said...

I also used to be fascinated with Egypt as a child!

-Kati

stephen Hayes said...

Weren't they actually Macedonian, not Greek?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh, so THAT'S where Greek Egypt came from!

Martha said...

Oh, I didn't know all this!

Huggybear said...

Alexander the Great was Macedonian, but then at that time Macedonia was really the power of the time and the Greeks came under Macedonian rule. However Plotemy I Soter may have been a Greek Maj.General in the armies of Alexander.
Ancient History had too many unpronounceable words for me
to remember when I was in College so I stuck to the history from Napoleon to the then (1960) present.
Colin

Kay said...

I remember being surprised when I first discovered that Egypt wasn't always exactly "Egyptian."

Fundy Blue said...

The ancient civilizations of the world are endlessly fascinating in the varieties of their cultures and histories. I so want to see the Sphinx!