Eunoë (wife of Bogudes)

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Eunoë, who was descended from Moors, was the wife of Bogudes, King of Mauretania, and a mistress of Julius Caesar, according to Suetonius. She may have replaced Cleopatra in Caesar's affections, when he arrived in North Africa prior to the Battle of Thapsus on April 6, 46 BC. Only a brief romance for the Roman, both Eunoe and Bogudes profited through gifts bestowed on them by Caesar.[1]

Eunoe and Cleopatra were among several queens courted by Caesar.[2] Caesar departed from Africa in June 46 BC, five and a half months after he landed.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Women Who Influenced The Lives of Cicero, Caesar, and Vergil, Leila Celestia Walker, Master of Arts Thesis, University of South Carolina, 1935, Chapter II.
  2. ^ Cleopatra and Rome, Diana E.E. Kleiner, Harvard University Press, 2005, p. 96.
  3. ^ Caesar:Life of a Colossus, Adrian Goldsworthy, Chapter XXI, p. 468.