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Archelaus of Egypt

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King of Egypt, was his son. In 56 B.C. he married Berenice, daughter of Ptolemy Auletes, queen of Egypt, but his reign only lasted six months. He was defeated by Aulus Gabinius and slain (55).

See Strabo xii. p. 558, xvii. p. 796; Dio Cassius xxxix. 57-58; Cicero, Pro Rabirio, 8; Hirtius (?), Bell. Alex. 66; also Ptolemies.

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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Archelaus of Egypt'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica.​encyclopedias/​eng/​bri/​a/archelaus-of-egypt.html. 1910.