A.Kottaridi : Queens – priestesses from Macedonia to the Hellenistic World

 

aigai 1 A.Kottaridi : Queens   priestesses from Macedonia to the Hellenistic World

A speech by Angeliki Kottaridi at the Amphitheatre of the National Archaeological Museum (1, Tositsa str, Athens), on Monday 19-10-2015 at 19:00, in the context of the programme of activities of the Association of Friends of the National Archaeological Museum.

Arsinoi  Filadelfos1 A.Kottaridi : Queens   priestesses from Macedonia to the Hellenistic World

“Gracing others”, wives, sisters and mothers of kings, priestesses – sometimes godesses themselves – the queens of the Hellenistic World, symbols of fertility, archetypes of beauty, auspice of grace, lead us to the secret path which starts from the “Lady of Aigai” and Queen Eurydice, and follows through Arsinoe, Berenice, Cleopatra, Laodice, but also the Godesses – Tyche (Fortunae) of Cities, to reach Zenovia of Palmyra, the “lioness of the desert”, and even the Queen of Heavens…

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai

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  1. Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Archaeology – The Hellenistic World
  2. Hellenistic Coins Discovered in Northern Syria
  3. World Encyclopaedias about Macedonia – Encyclopaedia of World History 6th Edition 2001
  4. World Encyclopaedias about Macedonia – Oxford Dictionary of Classical World
  5. Archaeological Museum of Pella : “Macedonian Treasures”
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