Ptolemy II Philadelphus Founds the Library of Alexandria

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Arienne King
by Vincenzo Camuccini
published on 27 February 2018
Ptolemy II Philadelphus Founds the Library of Alexandria

"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. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/8211/

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Camuccini, Vincenzo. "Ptolemy II Philadelphus Founds the Library of Alexandria." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 27, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/8211/.

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Camuccini, Vincenzo. "Ptolemy II Philadelphus Founds the Library of Alexandria." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 27 Feb 2018. Web. 07 Dec 2019.

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