“King Ptolemy replied and said.
‘Happy was the day
On which you returned to the land of your ancestors.
You took your seat on the throne of their kingdom.
Now I will do for you as you wrote,
But meet me at Ptolemais,
So that we may see one another.
I will become your father-in-law,
As you have said.’”
This request from King Alexander I pleased the Egyptian King Ptolemy VI. He was happy to see Alexander there and would love to be his father-in-law. However, he wanted to stop by and see him at Ptolemais before everything was settled.