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Daughter of King Aristobulus II.; brought to Rome with her parents and brothers as prisoners of war by Pompey in the year 63 B.C. She was liberated by the senate in the year 56 B.C., it being held sufficient to detain Aristobulus only. Upon the death of her father, who was poisoned by the partizans of Pompey in the year 49 B.C., she found refuge with her mother and her brother Antigonus at the court of Ptolemy, prince of Chalcis. She married Philippion, Ptolemy's son. Unfortunately her father-in-law was entranced by her beauty, and, having secured the death of his son, espoused his widow.

Bibliography:
  • Josephus, Ant. xiv. 4, § 5; 6, § 1; 7, § 4;
  • Grätz, Gesch. d. Juden, ii. 149.
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