Who's Who of Egyptian people, queens and family: Dion


Ptolemaic Dynasty

Dion was a pupil of Antiochus of Askalon, the philosopher. He died when he was on an ambassadorial visit by leading Alexandrians to protest against the reinstatement of Ptolemy XII Auletes. Dion was a Platonist, an affiliation which represents the most important Alexandrian philosophy for the next four centuries.

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Last Updated: June 20th, 2011

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