Arsinoe of Egypt and Macedon (Heftet)

A Royal Life

Serie: Women in Antiquity 

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2013
Antall sider: 240
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Women in Antiquity
ISBN/EAN: 9780195365511
Omtale: Arsinoe of Egypt and Macedon
The life of Arsinoe II (c. 316-c.270 BCE), daughter of Ptolemy Soter, the founder of the Ptolemaic dynasty, is characterized by dynastic intrigue. Her marriage to her full brother Ptolemy II, king of Egypt, was the first of the sibling marriages that became the "dynastic signature" of the Ptolemies. With Ptolemy II, she ended her days in great wealth and security and was ultimately deified. However, in order to reach that point she was forced to endure two tumultuous marriages, both of which led her to flee for her life, leaving war, murder, and bloodshed in her wake. Throughout much of her life, Arsinoe controlled great wealth and exercised political influence, but domestic stability characterized only her last few years. Arsinoe was the model for the powerful role Ptolemaic women gradually acquired as co-rulers of their empire. Her image continued to play a role in dynastic loyalty and solidarity for centuries to come. Despite the fact that Arsinoe was the pivotal figure in the eve

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