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Kermanshah Dossier

Letter of Antiochus III and Letter of Menedemus

Alice Bencivenni    Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna, Italia    

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abstract

In 193 BC, by means of a letter/πρόσταγμα – found in the region of Kermanshah – sent to Menedemus, ruler of Media, the king Antiochus III established the official cult of his wife, the queen Laodice, appointing notable eponymous priestesses, chosen among the princesses of the reign. He ordered that the letter be published on several stelae in the most important places.

Published
June 30, 2017
Accepted
Sept. 14, 2016
Submitted
Aug. 30, 2016
Language
IT

Keywords: LaodiceKermanshahLaodicea di MediaDodurgaGovernatoreFrigiaGrandi sacerdotesse eponimeLettera/prostagmaAntioco IIISatrapie SuperioriLReginaMediaMenedemoReNehavend

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