Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music

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Berenice
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A. Historical dimension

(Βερενίκη/Bereníkē; Latin [Iulia] Berenice)

A. Historical dimension

The prominent ancient women called B. ('Bringer of Victory', Macedonian form of the Attic Φερενίκη/Phereníkē) included several members of Ptolemaic royal house of the Hellenistic period [03.] as well as the Jewish princess Julia B. (AD 28–79), daughter of Herodes Agrippa I, who in AD 75 followed the son of the Roman Emperor Vespasian, Titus, to Rome [19.]. Two bearers of the name became particularly important for…

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Sprondel, Johanna, “Berenice”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2016). Original German-language edition: Historische Gestalten der Antike: Rezeption in Literatur, Kunst und Musik. Herausgegeben von Peter von Möllendorf, Annette Simonis und Linda Simonis. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2013). Consulted online on 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_COM_004574>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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