Euergetes

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Euergetes (Ancient Greek: Εὐεργέτης, Euergétēs), meaning "the Benefactor" (from ευ-, "good", + εργετης, "doer, worker"), was an epithet, an honoring title, given to various benefactors. Euergetism (literally "doing good deeds") was the practice of high-status and wealthy individuals distributing part of their wealth to the community. For example, Archelaus I of Macedon supplied wood to Athens, taking the titles of proxenos and euergetes in 407/6 BC.

The title was given to several Hellenistic monarchs:

The feminine form Euergetis (Εὐεργέτις) was also used:

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