Ptolemy IX Soter II


Ptolemy IX Soter II
(142–80 BC)
   Nicknamed Lathyros or chickpea. Elder son of Ptolemy VIIIand Cleopatra III. He was possibly born on 18 February 142 BC. King of Cyprus under his father, he succeeded him despite the wishes of his mother, who preferred his younger brother, the future Ptolemy X. He was forced to divorce his sister-wife Cleopatra IV in favor of a younger sister, Cleopatra V Selene. He was expelled from Egypt in 107 BC by his mother and brother but was able to return in 88 BC and reigned with his daughter, Cleopatra Berenice III, until his death in March 80 BC.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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