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Apame II


Apame II (first half third century BCE): Seleucid princess, wife of Magas of Cyrene.

Relatives:

Main deeds:

  • c.275: Marriage to Magas of Cyrene, stepbrother of king Ptolemy II Philadelphus of Egypt
  • Birth of Berenice II
  • 250: Magas and Ptolemy agree to marry Berenice to Ptolemy III Euergetes
  • 250 or 249: Death of Magas; queen Apame agrees to a marriage between Berenice and Demetrius the Fair, who is made king of Cyrene.
  • Demetrius the Fair is assassinated and Apame almost loses her life; Cyrene recovered for the Ptolemaic empire
  • Berenice can marry her fiancé. Apame may have settled in Alexandria.
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