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Ptolemy XII Auletes

Ptolemy XII Auletes ("the flutist") or Neos Dionysos ("new Dionysus"): king of the Ptolemaic Empire, ruled from 80 to 58 and from 55 to 51.


Main deeds

Egyptian title: Iwaenpanetjernehem Setepptah Irmaat; ankhdjet meryptah siese ("Son of the avenging god, Chosen by Ptah, Dispenser of justice; may he live forever, beloved of Ptah, son of Isis"; "avenging god" is the common translation of Soter, the surname of Ptolemy IX, but also refers to the god Horus, the reborn Osiris/Dionysus)

Succeeded by: Cleopatra VII

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This page was created in 2006; last modified on 3 December 2018.