How the Egyptians reacted to the arrival of Alexander the Great and the subsequent reign of the Ptolemies?


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The Egyptians welcomed Macedonian as a liberator, because they hated the Persians, he was crowned by the priests as an Egyptian pharaoh. After Alexander's death, power passed into the hands of Ptolemy, who immediately executed the satrap Cleomenes, hated by the people for his high taxes and disrespect for the temples and their servants. After the execution of Cleomenes, the Egyptians saw Ptolemy as their protector.


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