Ptolemais, an Ancient Greek place name and feminine personal name, may refer to:

  • Acre, Israel
    Acre, Israel
    Acre , is a city in the Western Galilee region of northern Israel at the northern extremity of Haifa Bay. Acre is one of the oldest continuously inhabited sites in the country....

    , once named Antiochia Ptolemais after Ptolemy I Soter
  • Crocodilopolis
    Crocodilopolis or Krokodilopolis or Ptolemais Euergetis or Arsinoe or Krialon was an ancient city in the Heptanomis, Egypt, the capital of Arsinoites nome, on the western bank of the Nile, between the river and the Lake Moeris, southwest of Memphis, in lat. 29° N...

    , an Egyptian city renamed Ptolemais Euergetis by Ptolemy III Euergetes
  • Ptolemaida
    Ptolemaida is a town and a former municipality in Kozani peripheral unit, West Macedonia, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Eordaia, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit...

    , a Greek city in Northern Greece, named after Ptolemy I Soter
  • Ptolemais (Cyrenaica)
    Ptolemais (Cyrenaica)
    Ptolemais or Ptolemaida was one of the ancient capitals of Cyrenaica. It was probably named after Ptolemy III Euergetes. Its Latin name in Roman times was Tolmeta, from which the modern Libyan town of Tolmeitha derives its name.The town was most probably founded in 7th or 6th century BC by...

    , a city in present-day Libya probably named after Ptolemy III Euergetes
  • Ptolemais Hermiou
    Ptolemais Hermiou
    Ptolemais Hermiou was a city in Greco-Roman Egypt, established on the west bank of the Nile by Ptolemy I Soter to be the capital of Upper Egypt. Today, the city of Al Manshah in the Sohag Governorate is located where the ancient city used to be....

    , a Greek colony established in Egypt by Ptolemy I Soter
  • Ptolemais Theron
    Ptolemais Theron
    Ptolemais Theron was a marketplace on the African side of the Red Sea, whose location is now uncertain.According to Strabo , Ptolemais was founded as a base to support the hunting of elephants by a certain Eumedes, who had been sent there by Ptolemy Philadelphus, king of Ptolemaic Egypt...

    , a city on the African coast of the Red Sea, established by Ptolemy II Philadelphus

  • Ptolemais of Cyrene
    Ptolemais of Cyrene
    Ptolemais of Cyrene was a harmonic theorist, author of Pythagorean Principles of Music . She lived perhaps in the 3rd century BC, and "certainly not after the first century AD."-Life:...

    , a third-century BC mathematician and musical theorist, author of Pythagorean Principles of Music
  • Ptolemais, daughter of Ptolemy I Soter
    Ptolemy I Soter
    Ptolemy I Soter I , also known as Ptolemy Lagides, c. 367 BC – c. 283 BC, was a Macedonian general under Alexander the Great, who became ruler of Egypt and founder of both the Ptolemaic Kingdom and the Ptolemaic Dynasty...

     and mother of Demetrius the Fair
    Demetrius the Fair
    For the similarly named Macedonian ruler, see Demetrius II of Macedon.Demetrius the Fair or surnamed The Handsome , also known in modern ancient historical sources as Demetrius of Cyrene, was a Hellenistic king of Cyrene.-Family:Demetrius was of Greek Macedonian descent...

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