Berenice, also called Berenice Syra, was the daughter of Ptolemy II Philadelphus and his first wife Arsinoe I of Egypt. Ptolemy II Philadelphus ( Greek:, Ptolemaĩos Philádelphos, 309 BC&ndash246 BC was the king of Ptolemaic Egypt from 283 BC to 246 BC Arsinoe I ( 305 / 295 -? was queen of Egypt 284 / 1 -ca 274 BC and first wife of Ptolemy II of Egypt.
In 261 BC she married the Seleucid monarch Antiochus II Theos, who, following an agreement with Ptolemy (249 BC), had divorced his wife Laodice I and transferred the succession to Berenice's children. Events By place Roman Republic The Romans, determined to win control of Sicily from Carthage, build a fleet based The Seleucid Empire /sə'lusɪd/ ( 312 - 63 BC) was a Hellenistic empire i Antiochus II Theos (286 BC&ndash246 BC was a king of the Hellenistic Seleucid Kingdom who reigned 261 BC&ndash246 BC Events By place Roman Republic The Battle of Drepana involves the Romans under the command of the Roman consuls Publius Claudius Laodice I was the first wife and likely the cousin of Antiochus II Theos of the Seleucid Dynasty.
In 246 BC, when Ptolemy died, Antiochus II took up again with his first wife, Laodice. Events By place Egypt Egypt's Ptolemy II dies and is succeeded by his son Ptolemy III. The Syrian King died shortly after, many suspect from poisoning. Queen Berenice claimed the Regency for her son, Seleucus and conquered Soloia with her army, however, she and her son were both poisoned by Laodice as well. Bernice's brother, Ptolemy III Euergetes succeeded their father and set about to avenge his sister's murder by invading Syria and having Laodice killed. Ptolemy III Euergetes, ( Greek: Πτολεμαῖος Εὐεργέτης, Ptolemaĩos Euergétēs, reigned 246 BC&ndash222 BC was the third ruler Syrian Wars were a series of six wars between the Seleucid Empire and the Ptolemaic Kingdom during the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC over the region of Coele-Syria This is also mentioned in the Book of Daniel 11:6. The Book of Daniel (דניאל, originally written in Hebrew and Aramaic, is a Book in both the Hebrew Bible ( Tanakh) and the Christian