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Ptolemy II Philadelphus Founds the Library of Alexandria

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Arienne King
by Vincenzo Camuccini
published on 27 February 2018
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"Tolomeo Filadelfo nella biblioteca di Alessandria", or "Ptolemy Philadelphus founds the Library of Alexandria", is an oil painting from 1813 by Italian artist Vincenzo Camuccini (1771-1844 CE). The painting portrays the Greco-Macedonian king and ruler of Egypt, Ptolemy II Philadelphus within the famous Library of Alexandria. Historically, Ptolemy II was a devoted patron of the arts responsible for the foundation and patronage of the Library and its adjoining buildings. (Capodimonte National Museum)

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Camuccini, V. (2018, February 27). Ptolemy II Philadelphus Founds the Library of Alexandria. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/8211/ptolemy-ii-philadelphus-founds-the-library-of-alex/

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Camuccini, Vincenzo. "Ptolemy II Philadelphus Founds the Library of Alexandria." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 27, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/8211/ptolemy-ii-philadelphus-founds-the-library-of-alex/.

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Camuccini, Vincenzo. "Ptolemy II Philadelphus Founds the Library of Alexandria." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 27 Feb 2018. Web. 11 Apr 2021.

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