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King, Queen, and Greek cities. Polycratia and Philip V

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and Philip V
Articolo
rivista AEVUM
fascicolo AEVUM - 2022 - 1
titolo King, Queen, and Greek cities. Polycratia and Philip V
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Editore Vita e Pensiero
formato Articolo | Pdf
online da 04-2022
doi 10.26350/000193_000131
issn 0001-9593 (stampa) | 1827-787X (digitale)
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In Asia Minor, an inscription from the Carian sanctuary of Panamara, I. Stratonikeia 3, honours the king, Philip V of Macedonia, with his queen, basilissa, and their children. The  document sheds light on the king’s wife and contributes to the interpretation of the literary tradition on Philip’s marriage. By examining the Anatolian epigraphic record, this paper  collects and analyses the available evidence on the king’s dynastic politics. It relates them with the Hellenistic political context to clarify who was Philip V’s wife Polycratia, if she also  was a basilissa, and, most notably, the rationale behind this marriage, which suffered an adverse narrative from the literary sources. Finally, by highlighting the link between the  king’s marriage and his international relations with Asia Minor and Egypt, the study eventually considers the Greek elite origin of the royal wife and its ramifications in the  Mediterranean political chessboard.

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Ancient Macedonia, Antigonid Monarchy, Kingship, Queenship, Philip V, Perseus, Polycratia, Achaean League.