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Laodice V


Laodice V (†150): Seleucid princess, wife of the Macedonian king Perseus.

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Main deeds:

  • 178: Laodice V marries the Macedonian king Perseus.
  • The king of Pergamon, Eumenes II Soter, becomes suspicious of the alliance between the Seleucid and Macedonian kings, and tells Rome; this one of the pretexts of the Third Macedonian War.
  • 168: Perseus defeated by the Romans (battle of Pydna); Laodice returns to Syria
  • 160: Birth of Demetrius II Nicator, son of Demetrius I and possibly Laodice
  • Laodice's brother Demetrius I Soter offers his sister to king Ariarathes V Philopator of Cappadocia, who declines.
  • 158: During a civil war in Cappadocia, Demetrius, still upset because of Ariararathes' refusal, decides to support the rebel Orophernes II
  • Perhaps, Laodice marries Demetrius
  • 150: When Demetrius I is killed, Laodice is killed too
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