Ptolemy VI Philometor in Wikipedia
Ptolemy VI Philometor (Greek: Πτολεμαῖος Φιλομήτωρ, Ptolemaĩos
Philomḗtōr, ca. 186–145 BC) was a king of Egypt from the
Ptolemaic period. He reigned from 180 to 145 BC.
Ptolemy succeeded in 180 at the age of about 6 and ruled
jointly with his mother, Cleopatra I, until her death in 176
BC. The following year he married his sister, Cleopatra II.
In 170 BC, Antiochus IV began the sixth Syrian War and invaded
Egypt twice. He was crowned as its king in 168, but abandoned
his claim on the orders of the Roman Senate.
From 169–164, Egypt was ruled by a triumvirate consisting of
Ptolemy, his sister-queen and his younger brother known as
Ptolemy VIII Physcon. In 164 he was driven out by his brother
and went to Rome to seek support, which he received from Cato.
He was restored the following year by the intervention of the
Alexandrians and ruled uneasily, cruelly suppressing frequent
In 152 BC, he briefly ruled jointly with one of his sons,
known as Ptolemy Eupator, but it is thought that Ptolemy
Eupator died that same year.