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  • Ptolemy I (Soter) settled many of them in Alexandria and Cyrene, whence they gradually spread over the whole country, and attained to eminence in science, art, and even literature, as is proved by the numerous Judeo-Greek fragments which have survived.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • Curiously, while the Rhodians built it in celebration of their victory over the Antigonids who had laid siege to the island of Rhodes for an entire year, the statue’s construction was paid for by Egypt—by two Egyptian Pharaohs in fact: Ptolemy I and his son, Ptolemy II.

    Seven Deadly Wonders


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