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(Νίτωκρις/Nítōkris). According to Hdt. 1,185-187, Babylonian queen, wife of one Labynetus and mother of a king of the same name. She is said to have dammed up the Euphrates, built a bridge over the river in Babylon and to have her tomb above one of the city gates. These legends probably combine information about buildings of Nebuchadnezzar II and legends about Semiramis (cf. Jos. Ap. 1,20) with stories about Aadad-ḫappe, the mother of king Nabonidus.


W. Röllig, Nitokris von Babylon, in: R.Stiehl, H.E. Stier (ed.), Festschrif…

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Röllig, Wolfgang (Tübingen), “Nitocris”, 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 18 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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