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Ptolemaic is the adjective formed from the name Ptolemy. Common uses include:
Pertaining to certain rulers of Egypt
- Ptolemaic dynasty, the Egyptian dynasty founded in 305 BC by Ptolemy I Soter
- Ptolemaic Egypt
- Ptolemaic Kingdom
- Ptolemaic Baris, a citadel maintained by Ptolemaic Egyptian rulers of Jerusalem
Pertaining to a certain ancient writer
- To describe the writings of Claudius Ptolemaeus, known as Ptolemy, the 2nd-century AD geographer and astronomer/astrologer
- Ptolemaic system, a geocentric model of the universe developed in detail by the astronomer Claudius Ptolemaeus
Ptolemaic can also refer to other people or objects called Ptolemy, see Ptolemy (name).
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