The Classical Quarterly

Research Article

Queen Ptolemais and Apama

W. W. Tarna1

a1 Muirtown House, Inverness.

It has been common in history for the conqueror or usurper to fortify his position by marrying a daughter of the old line. It was done by Alexander at the beginning of the Hellenistic period, by Herod at the end. There is reason to believe that it was also done both by Ptolemy I. and Seleucus.