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From Family to Politics: Queen Apollonis as Agent of Dynastic/Political Loyalty

  • Dolores Mirón
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Abstract

Dolores Mirón explores the agency of a Greek Hellenistic Queen, Apollonis (wife of Attalus I, and mother of Eumenes II and Attalus II of Pergamon), both in the construction of the dynastic image as a harmonious loyal family, and in the settlement of bonds of friendship and loyalty between monarchy and cities, inside and outside the kingdom. This agency points out how Attalid monarchy acted as the power of a family, how the Attalids used kinship in diplomacy, and how political loyalty to the kings was ultimately loyalty to a dynasty. In this sense, bonds of loyalty favored by Apollonis were at the same time dynastic and political, and her actions must be understood as political.

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  • Dolores Mirón
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  1. 1.University of GranadaGranadaSpain

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