Talk:Ptolemaic Kingdom

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Cleaning House[edit]

I've corrected some factual inaccuracies and spelling errors. Some rough sentences were also tightened up.

Also replaced the pompous and unwieldy BCE with the more conventional BC.--Ironzealot (talk) 00:08, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
You also seem to have erased the Civil War that was the focus of the kingdom for 20 (talk) 23:02, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

I'm new ( and I would like to 'chat' with you(all) about this topic. 21:28 28 FEB 13 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:30, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Recent changes to this article...[edit]

I just got finished working on a project about the Ptolemies at Florida State University, so I logged on to this article because the topic is on my mind. To my surprise, it seems that it's been edited recently by someone of the persuasion that modern Slavic "Macedonians" are somehow equivalent to the Greeks that governed the Ptolemaic kingdom and other Hellenistic dynasties. Given that the Slavs didn't live in the Balkans until the early Middle Ages, I find this highly unlikely. The names of the kings are rendered in their Slavic Macedonian translations (I speak Russian and they're basically the same from that) and when listing the countries the Ptolemaic Kingdom is now part of, it lists Macedonia as opposed to Greece, which certainly couldn't have been the case since the only part of Europe the Ptolemies ever occupied for any portion of time was eastern Crete. Most horrifically of all, the currency was changed to the Macedonian denar, the currency used in modernMacedonia; I'm sure Egyptians during antiquity were exchanging goods with the same currency as a present day Former Yugoslav Republic. All in all what has happened to this article is a travesty and representative of the terrible historical revisionism that "Macedonian" Slavs since the 19th Century have put on the rightfully Greek kingdom that was ancient Macedon and its Successor States in the Eastern Mediterranean. I would edit the article myself but I'm not familiar with how links work, so I was wondering if someone could help out and stem the tide against really banal historical revisionism. Also, I'd like to point out that I'm not a Greek either, and that's not where I'm coming from with this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:34, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

Map and language[edit]

All right, so it doesn't take much effort to "translate" the German, but an English version would still be nice. (talk) 04:36, 28 July 2015 (UTC)