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Phĭlŏmētor , ŏris, m., = Φιλομήτωρ (mother-loving), appellation of Attalus, king of Pergamus; and also of the sixth Ptolemy of Egypt, on account of his love for his mother Cleopatra, who had ruled the kingdom well during his minority, Just. 34, 2, 7 sq.; cf. “of Attalus,Varr. R. R. 1, 1, 8; Plin. 18, 3, 5, § 22; Vulg. 2 Macc. 4, 21.
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    • Old Testament, 2 Maccabees, 4.21
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 18.22
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