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Stratonice
(3,135 words)

(Στρατονίκη/Stratoníkē; Latin Stratonica)

A. Historical dimension

Stratonice I (c. 317–260 BC) was the daughter of the Macedonian King Demetrius and wife of King Seleucus I of Syria. The popular story of the secret love of Prince Antiochus for his young and beautiful stepmother S., which he revealed neither to her nor to his father, and of his serious resultant illness, was told in several variants by a range of historians of Antiquity, including Plutarch (Demetrius 38), Valerius Maximus (5,7,3), Appian (Syr. 55 and 59–61), Lucian (Syr. D. 17–18) and – in a strikingl…

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Simonis, Annette, “Stratonice”, 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 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004759>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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