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MATRIMONIAL POLICY OF DEMETRIOS II OF MACEDONIA : NEW SOLUTIONS OF OLD PROBLEMS
Auteur(s)
GABELKO O. L. ; KUZMIN Yu. N.
Résumé
Considering the matrimonial policy of Demetrios II of Macedonia (239-229 BC) the authors pay special attention to two questions: (1) the parentage of Demetrios' first wife, Seleucid princess Stratonice, and (2) the identity of the mother of Demetrios' son, famous Philip V. According to the tradition, Stratonice was sister of Antiochus II Theos (Just. 28.1.2; Euseb. Chron. 1.249 Schoene; cf Jos. C. Apion. 1.206-207). However, when ascending the throne in 260 Antiochus II was still very young (26 according to Euseb. Chron. 1.251 Schene), and according to the common practice, at about the same time he gave his daughter (also called Stratonice) in marriage to the future Ariarthes III of Cappadocia (Diod. 31.19.6; Euseb. Chron. 1.251 Schoene; Synk. P. 332.6-7 Mosshammer). If that was the case, Antiochus' daughter was still a child. It is not improbable that the tradition confuses two Stratonices: it was Antiochus' sister who married the Cappadocian prince ca. 260-258 BC, while his daughter later married the future Demetrios II of Macedonia. The latter marriage was arranged by Demetrios' father Antigomus II Gonatas and Antiochus Theos, apparently in connection with the end of the 2nd Syrian war in the late 250s. In the middle of the 240s Antigonus Gonatas tried to arrange a marriage of his successor Demetrios to Nicaea, widow of Alexander of Corinth (Plut. Arat. 17.2-5; Polyaen. 4.6.1). The marriage was either never contracted or very short, for Antigonus' purpose was to capture Co
Editeur
Nauka
Identifiant
ISSN : 0321-0391
Source
Vestnik drevnej istorii A. 2008, n° 1, pp. 141-164 [24 pages]
Langue
Russe
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