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Ptolemaic

Historical Overview Section

List 43 - 320-30BC
This is the army of Anthony & Cleopatra, but because thats too easy to spell is called Ptolemaic. The Ptolemaic Kingdom in Egypt began following the conquesta of Alexander the Great's in 332 BCE and ended with the death of Cleopatra VII and the Late Republican Roman? conquest in 30 BCE. After Alexanders death, one of his Early Successor?s Ptolemy I Soter declared himself Pharaoh of Egypt, creating a powerful Hellenistic state from southern Syria in the east to Cyrene to the west, and extending south to the frontier with Nubia. Alexandria became the capital city and a center of Greek culture and trade.

The name actually came about as in a bid to gain recognition from the native Egyptian populace, with the new rulers naming themselves in a style which would appear as if they were the successors to the Pharaohs. This unfortunately extended to all male rulers taking the name Ptolemy, and all female ones being Cleopatra (pretty much). The later Ptolemies took on Egyptian traditions by marrying their siblings - which is never a great idea if you want strong healthy children - and also had themselves portrayed on public monuments in Egyptian style and dress, and participated in Egyptian religious life. During the reign of Ptolemies II and III thousands of Greek veterans were rewarded with grants of farm lands, and Greeks were planted in colonies and garrisons or settled themselves in the villages throughout the country, helping form a Greek core to the army.

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300 Points Challenge 2017
Competent
1 Phalanx Pikemen elite
2 Phalanx pikemen ------
3 LI Light infantry javelin Elite
2 Spearmen Medium spearmen ------
1 Imitation Legions Heavy swordsmen impact ----
Competent
1 Phalanx Pikemen elite
2 Phalanx Pikemen ------
2 Spearmen Medium spearmen ------
1 Imitation Legions Heavy swordsmen impact ----
3 Cretans Light infantry bow elite
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Brilliant
2 Pachyderm Corps Elephant ------
2 Thracians medium swordsmen 2hw ------
3 Agrianians light infantry javelin Elite
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1 Camels Light camelry bow Mediocre
3 Xystophoroi Heavy cavalry Elite
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Ordinary, Included
2 Light Horse light cavalry javelin ----
1 Xystophoroi Heavy cavalry impact Elite
2 Gallioc Cavalry Heavy cavalry impact ----



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