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Kermanshah Dossier

Letter of Antiochus III and Letter of Menedemus

Alice Bencivenni    Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna, Italia    



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.

Keywords: Lettera/prostagma. Kermanshah. Menedemo. Governatore. Media. Satrapie Superiori. Re. Antioco III. Regina. Laodice. Grandi sacerdotesse eponime. Nehavend. Laodicea di Media. Dodurga. Frigia. L

Language: it

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

permalink: http://doi.org/10.14277/2532-6848/Axon-1-1-17-28

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