Ptolemy XIII


Ptolemy XIII Philopator1, son of Ptolemy XII2 probably by Cleopatra V3, born in 62 or 614, succeeded Ptolemy XII as coregent in association with Cleopatra VII spring 515, made senior ruler early in year 3, c. October 506 under the regency of Potheinus7, probably not attested as a victor at the Basileia in Lebadaeia7.1, expelled Cleopatra VII from Egypt in spring 488, reassociated with Cleopatra VII by Julius Caesar in c. Kal.-a.d. VIII Id. Nov. AUC 706 = c. 25-30 August 489, probably married Cleopatra VII at this time10, joined with his sister Arsinoe IV to depose Cleopatra VII11 mid December AUC 706 = early October 4812, drowned while crossing the Nile a.d. VI Kal. Apr. AUC 707 = 13 January 4713. There were no children by the marriage.

No Egyptian titulary is known for him.

Update Notes:

11 Feb 2002: Added individual trees
28 Feb 2002: Split into separate entry
12 May 2002: Corrected Roman and Egyptian date equations as necessary
30 June 2002: Expanded on the conversions for the unreformed Roman calendar in 47. Corrected Roman and Egyptian date equations again as necessary
3 July 2002: Expanded the discussion on 708/46.
15 Jan 2003: Expanded the disission n 708/46 to cover Scaliger's attribution of 444 days to this year.
18 May 2003: Refined & corrected Macrobius Xref to give bookmark for 443 day 708/46
18 June 2003: Updated Xrefs to online translations of Caesarian sources
23 Oct 2003: Added Xref to online Appian
24 Feb 2004: Added Xrefs to online Strabo, Prol Trogus
13 Sep 2004: Add Xref to online Eusebius
19 Oct 2004: Changed Periochae Xref to Lendering translation
19 Oct 2004: Removed redundant discussion of Roman chronology.
13 Jan 2005: Add Xref to discussion of the "King Ptolemy Philopator" who was a victor at the Basileia.
19 Jan 2005: Updated Xrefs on Alexandrian Wars to ForumRomanum edition
11 Mar 2005: Added Greek transcription
7 Dec 2010: Fix broken Perseus & DDbDP links
18 Dec 2011: Correct discussion of Pompey's date of death -- thanks to Jim Scott for pointing out the issue and the associated subtleties, and sources

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