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"…… his court, magnificent and dissolute, intellectual and artificial, has been compared with the Versailles of Louis XIV…….The material and literary splendour of the Alexandrian court was at its height under Ptolemy II. Pomp and splendour flourished. He had exotic animals of far off lands sent to Alexandria, and staged a procession in Alexandria in honour of Dionysus led by 24 chariots drawn by elephants and a procession of lions, leopards, panthers, camels, antelopes, wild asses, ostriches, a bear, a giraffe and a rhinoceros. According to scholars, most of the animals were in pairs - as many as eight pairs of ostriches - and although the ordinary chariots were likely led by a single elephant, others which carried a 7-foot-tall (2.1 m) golden statue may have been led by four."
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"…… his court, magnificent and dissolute, intellectual and artificial, has been compared with the Versailles of Louis XIV…….The material and literary splendour of the Alexandrian court was at its height under Ptolemy II. Pomp and splendour flourished. He had exotic animals of far off lands sent to Alexandria, and staged a procession in Alexandria in honour of Dionysus led by 24 chariots drawn by elephants and a procession of lions, leopards, panthers, camels, antelopes, wild asses, ostriches, a bear, a giraffe and a rhinoceros. According to scholars, most of the animals were in pairs - as many as eight pairs of ostriches - and although the ordinary chariots were likely led by a single elephant, others which carried a 7-foot-tall (2.1 m) golden statue may have been led by four."

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