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- DescriptionThe life of Arsie 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, Arsie controlled great wealth and exercised political influence, but domestic stability characterized only her last few years. Arsie 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 Arsie was the pivotal figure in the eve
- Author BiographyElizabeth Donnelly Carney is Professor of History and Carol K. Brown Endowed Scholar in Humanities at Clemson University.
- Author(s)Elizabeth Donnelly Carney
- PublisherOxford University Press Inc
- Date of Publication21/03/2013
- SubjectBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Series TitleWomen in Antiquity
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOxford University Press Inc
- Content Note13 illus.
- Weight324 g
- Width155 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine16 mm
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