Apama

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Apama
Queen consort of the Seleucid Empire
Spouse Seleucus I Nicator
Issue Apama of Sogdiana
Stratonice of Syria
Antiochus I Soter
Achaeus
Father Spitamenes

Apama (Ancient Greek: Ἀπάμα, translit. Apáma), sometimes known as Apama I or Apame I,[1] was the wife of the first ruler of the Seleucid Empire, Seleucus I Nicator. They married at Susa in 324 BC. According to ancient sources, Apama was the daughter of the Sogdian baron Spitamenes (Arr. VII, 4, 6, from Ptolemy I).[2][3]

Apama had three children with her husband Seleucus I Nicator, Apama, Antiochus I Soter who inherited the Seleucid throne, and Achaeus. After the death of Apama, Seleucus married Stratonice, daughter of Demetrius I of Macedon, Seleucus had a daughter by Stratonice, who was called Phila.[4] Several towns were named Apamea after her.

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  1. ^ Apame I
  2. ^ Magill, Frank N. et al. (1998), The Ancient World: Dictionary of World Biography, Volume 1, Pasadena, Chicago, London,: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, Salem Press, p. 1010, ISBN 0-89356-313-7.
  3. ^ Holt, Frank L. (1989), Alexander the Great and Bactria: the Formation of a Greek Frontier in Central Asia, Leiden, New York, Copenhagen, Cologne: E. J. Brill, pp 64–65 (see footnote #63 for a discussion on Spitamenes and Apama), ISBN 90-04-08612-9.
  4. ^ Source.

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