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Gemellus
(150 words)

[German version]

[1] Friend of king Herod I, entrusted with political and diplomatic commisions

Friend of King Herod I. Entrusted with political and diplomatic commissions and with the education of Alexander, the eldest son of the king of Mariamme, he accompanied him in 23 BC to Rome for five years. When in 14 BC Herod began to distrust his son, G. fell from grace (Jos. Ant. Iud. 16,241-243).

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Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main), Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) and Strothmann, Meret (Bochum), “Gemellus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 20 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e421140>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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