The Children of Ptolemy III and the Date of the Exedra of Thermos
Τhe exedra of Thermos described in IG IX I2 I 56 is the base of a set of statues found at Thermon, the religious center of the Aetolian League. 1 It was a monument consisting of seven blocks arranged as a square U-shape. Three of the blocks (II, VI and VII) and all the stautues which formerly surmounted the base are missing .
ΑΙΤΩΛΩΝ ΤΟ ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΑΡΕΤΑΣ ΕΝΕΚΕΝ ΚΑΙ ΕΥΕΡΓΕCΙΑC TAC ΕΙC ΤΟ ΕΘΝΟC ΚΑΙ ΤΟΥC ΑΛΛΟΥC ΕΛΛΑΝΑC
The base of an exedra found at Thermos, the religious center of the Aetolian League, names six children of Ptolemy III, including two sons known from no other source. It is usually dated towards the end of his reign, but it includes the princess Berenice, who died in 238. On the assumption that it predates her death, a birth chronology of the children can be reconstructed.
Latest posts by History (see all)
- ΤΑ ΜΑΓΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΦΙΛΑΣ (ή περί της Μακεδονικής διαλέκτου) - October 22, 2012
- Γεράσιμος Ραφτόπουλος : Δεκανέας ετών 12 - October 18, 2012
- Ελληνική επιγραφή από την Λαοδίκεια - October 17, 2012
Want more of this? See these Posts: