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Arsinoe III


Detail of 'the apotheosis of Homer': Arsinoe III and Ptolemy IV Philopator offer a crown to the poet. The stela is in the British Museum, London (Britain). Photo Marco Prins.
Detail of 'the apotheosis of Homer': Arsinoe III and Ptolemy IV Philopator offer a crown to the poet. The stela is in the British Museum.
Arsinoe III (c.†204 BCE): wife of Ptolemy IV Philopator, queen in the Ptolemaic Empire.

Relatives:

Main deeds:

  • 220: Arsinoe marries her brother, king Ptolemy IV Philopator
  • 217: She is present during the battle of Raphia
  • 9 October 210: Birth of Ptolemy V
  • 29 November 205: Ptolemy V is made co-ruler
  • July or August 204: Death of Ptolemy IV Philopator and accession of Ptolemy V; Arsinoe is killed

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