surnamed Philadelphus, 309?–247? b.c., king of Egypt 285–247? (son of Ptolemy I).
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called Philadelphus. 309–246 bc, the son of Ptolemy I; king of Egypt (285–246). Under his rule the power, prosperity, and culture of Egypt was at its height
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