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1. The mother of Ptolemy I., king of Egypt, was originally a concubine of Philip, the father of Alexander the Great, and was given by Philip to Lagus, a Macedonian, while she was pregnant with Ptolemy. Hence Ptolemy was regarded by the Macedonians as the son of Philip. (Paus. 1.6.2; Curt. 9.8; Suidas, s. v. Λάγος.)

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    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1.6.2
    • Curtius, Historiarum Alexandri Magni, 9.8
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