Saturday, February 27, 2021

Antiochus and Stratonice: an awkward love story

VISUAL ART: Antiochus Yearning for Stratonice, Painted By Stefano Pozzi (c. 1699-1768) (C. Keith Hansley, The Historian's Hut). King Seleucus I Nicator is mentioned in the Bible in Daniel 11:5 as one of the princes of the king of the south. For more on him and his coins, as well as the coins of his love-besotted son, Antiochus I Soter, see here. For more on Queen Stratonice of Syria, wife first of Seleucus and then Antiochus, see here.

HT Rogue Classicism.

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