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Such was the man who now came to Egypt as satrap for king Philip Arrhidaeus, and the joint-king, baby Alexander, the posthumous son of Alexander the Great. According to the arrangement made in Babylon, Cleomenes was to remain in power in Egypt, as Ptolemy's assistant (hyparchos).Cleomenes was devoted to the interests of Perdiccas, and would thus, it was hoped, act as a check upon the new satrap.

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In that moment of doubt and confusion, Ptolemy saw quickly and decidedly the thing he wanted for himself — Egypt.

Perdiccas, or the council of chiefs, gave him, in the imbecile king's name, the appointment he desired, and Ptolemy withdrew as speedily as he could to a safe position outside the mellay he foresaw.

who came to Egypt in 323 as its new ruler, was the son of a certain Lagus (Lagos or Laagos: the longer form of the name is given in the contemporary papyrus of Elephantine, and it is probably just the Greek La‑agos, "Leader-of‑the‑People").) malicious story that when Ptolemy asked a grammarian who the father of Pelops was — notoriously an obscure point of mythology — the grammarian retorted by saying, "I will tell you, if you first tell me who was the father of Lagus."a Justin, in his rhetorical way, exaggerates the contrast between Ptolemy's comparatively humble origin and his later greatness by saying that Alexander had promoted him from the ranks. We know at any rate that Ptolemy as a boy had belonged to the corps of pages (basilikoi paides) at the court of Philip, and was an intimate friend of Alexander before his accession.

Lagus must have belonged to the petite noblesse of the country.

But Pausanias gives it so definitely as one of the evil deeds of Ptolemy II that he () brought the body from its resting-place in Memphis to Alexandria, that he may have been going upon some good historical authority.

In any case, there is proof of a state-cult, whose priest serves to determine the year in the dating of documents all over the kingdom, under Ptolemy I.

But when once Ptolemy, in defiance of Perdiccas, had seized Alexander's body, it was open war between the satrap and the would‑be regent.

Cleomenes could act as a check only so long as Ptolemy was afraid of breaking openly with Perdiccas.

Possibly this is the truth, and the fact behind the statement of Pausanias would then be simply that the body reposed for some years at Memphis, till the sepulchre at Alexandria was ready for it.

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