Laodike III and Seleucid Royal Cult

Published: February 20, 2020

Laodike III and Seleucid Royal Cult In 193 BCE, the Seleucid king Antiochus III, perhaps in anticipation of his upcoming campaign in the Greek west, established a new royal cult for his queen, Laodike III. Details of the queen’s cult suggest it was intended to equal the cult of Antiochus III himself in prestige, yet…

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