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0 A.D. Is A Free, Open-Source, Historical Real Time Strategy (RTS) Game: The Ptolemaic Kingdom.

The Ptolemaic Kingdom was a Hellenistic kingdom in Egypt. It was ruled by the Ptolemaic dynasty that Ptolemy I Soter founded after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC—which ended with the death of Cleopatra VII and the Roman conquest in 30 BC.

The Ptolemaic Kingdom was founded in 305 BC by Ptolemy I Soter, who declared himself Pharaoh of Egypt and created a powerful Hellenistic dynasty that ruled an area stretching from southern Syria to Cyrene and south to Nubia.

Alexandria became the capital city and a center of Macedonian culture and trade.
0 A.D. is a free, open-source, historical Real Time Strategy (RTS) game currently under development by Wildfire Games

The Ptolemaic Kingdom.


To gain recognition by the native Egyptian populace, they named themselves the successors to the Pharaohs.

The later Ptolemies took on Egyptian traditions by marrying their siblings, had themselves portrayed on public monuments in Egyptian style and dress, and participated in Egyptian religious life.
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The Ptolemies had to fight native rebellions and were involved in foreign and civil wars that led to the decline of the kingdom and its annexation by Rome.

The Ptolemaic Kingdom in the game 0 A.D.

The Ptolemaic Kingdom was founded in 305 BC by Ptolemy I Soter.


As a Diadochi faction, or successor faction of the Macedonians they share many common technologies, units and structures with them while also being Hellenistic.

Mercenary Army.

History.

The Greco-Macedonian Ptolemy Dynasty relied on large numbers of Greek and foreign mercenaries for the bulk of its military force, mainly because the loyalty of native Egyptian units was often suspect. Indeed, during one native uprising,



Upper Egypt was lost to the Ptolemies for decades. Mercenaries were often battle-hardened and their loyalty can be bought, sometimes cheaply, sometimes not cheaply. This was of no matter, since Egypt under the Ptolemies was so prosperous as to be the richest of Alexander's successor states.

Effect.

The Ptolemies receive the "Stratópedo Misthophóron" special building (or "Mercenary Camp"), which is essentially a barracks that is constructed in neutral territory and trains all mercenary soldiers.

Nile Delta.


Effect.

The Ptolemaic Egyptians receive 3 additional farming technologies (see below) above and beyond the maximum number of farming technologies usually available to a faction.
Roundup
The Ptolemaic Kingdom was a Hellenistic kingdom based in Egypt.

Roundup.


Effect.

Can capture gaia elephants and camels. Hosting these animals at the corral structure reduces the cost of training elephant and camel units.

Team Bonus.


Breadbasket of the Mediterranean.

History.

Egypt was a net exporter of grain, so much so that large cities such as Athens, Antioch, and Rome came to rely upon Egyptian grain in order to feed their masses.

Effect.

All allies automatically gain a slow trickle of food income.

Unique Technologies.

The Ptolemies had to fight native rebellions and were involved in foreign and civil wars that led to the decline of the kingdom and its annexation by Rome.


Hellenistic Metropolises.

History: Beginning with Alexander, the Hellenistic monarchs founded many cities throughout their empires, where Greek culture and art blended with local customs to create the motley Hellenistic civilization.
Read also: A.D. Is A Free, Open-Source, Historical Real Time Strategy (RTS) Game: The Seleucid Empire.
Effect: Civic Centers gain double Health and double default arrows.

Pharaonic Cult.

Effect: Hero aura range boosted by 50%.

Well Sweep (Kēlōneion).

History: An ancient tool for efficiently drawing water from a well.

Effect: Increased food production for farm fields.

Water Wheel (Sāqīya).

History: A water wheel used to disburse water from lower elevations into irrigation canals. The earliest evidence of a sakia is from a Hellenistic tomb painting in Ptolemaic Egypt which dates to the 2nd century BC. It shows a pair of yoked oxen driving a compartmented waterwheel, which is for the first time depicted, too.
Egypt was a net exporter of grain, so much so that large cities such as Athens, Antioch, and Rome came to rely upon Egyptian grain in order to feed their masses.

The Greek sakia gear system is already shown fully developed to the point that modern Egyptian devices are virtually identical.

It is assumed that the scientists of the Museum of Alexandria, at the time the most active Greek research center, may have been involved in its invention. An episode from the Alexandrian War in 48 BC tells of how Caesar's enemies employed geared waterwheels to pour sea water from elevated places onto the position of the trapped Romans. (source: Wikipedia)

Effect: Increased food production for farm fields.



Archimedes' Screw.

History: A machine historically used for transferring water from a low-lying body of water into irrigation ditches, whose invention is traditionally attributed to Archimedes of Syracuse, the famous Greek mathematician and engineer.
The first part of Ptolemy I's reign was dominated by the Wars of the Diadochi between the various successor states to the empire of Alexander. 

Effect: Increased food production for farm fields.
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