By Branko van Oppen de Ruiter
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The last part aims to offer an explanation why Ptolemy and Berenice were officially presented as children of Ptolemy II and Arsinoe II, as well as what may be inferred from her appearance in Egyptian documents. As such, my purpose is to improve our understanding of early Ptolemaic chronology, genealogy, and queenship. 2 Agatharchides’s statement (ap. Athen. 74 [550b]) that he died after having ruled as king (basileusanta) for 50 years in Cyrene is in itself inaccurate. If Magas claimed his independence from Ptolemaic Egypt at all, this must have been sometime in the 270s or 260s bce when he unsuccessfully marched on Ptolemy II.
866, 870, pls. 24, 31–32; BMC Cyr. 81, nos. 34–36, pl. 3; DNM Ptol. nos. 437–439; Buttrey 1994, 139; id. 1997, 38; Asolati 2011, 28, nos. 62, 63a, 64a. 7 BMC Ptol. 76–77, nos. 89–91, pls. 5–6; Sv. 1152; BMC Cyr. 83, nos. 48–50 (dated to Ptolemy IV–Ptolemy VII); Asolati 2011, 30, 135a–b; cf. Sv. nos. 991–994. 28 One further clue may perhaps be gleaned from the presence of the dikeras, the double horn of plenty that was created for the deification of Arsinoe II (ca. 29 For, the presence of that symbol on Cyrenean coins must connote good relations with Alexandria during the second half of the reign of Ptolemy II (ca.
2 Agatharchides’s statement (ap. Athen. 74 [550b]) that he died after having ruled as king (basileusanta) for 50 years in Cyrene is in itself inaccurate. If Magas claimed his independence from Ptolemaic Egypt at all, this must have been sometime in the 270s or 260s bce when he unsuccessfully marched on Ptolemy II. 8) that Ptolemy I installed Magas as governor after a five-year rebellion in Cyrene. 3 In other words, when this rebellion began and when Magas recaptured Cyrene for Ptolemy is not at all clear.
Berenice II Euergetis: Essays in Early Hellenistic Queenship by Branko van Oppen de Ruiter