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Headword: Θαργηλία
Adler number: theta,51
Translated headword: Thargelia
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Daughter of Agesagoras;[1] Milesian by birth, she was queen of the Thessalians for 30 years, but [then] killed by a certain Argive, who had been tied up by her.
Greek Original:
Θαργηλία, Ἀγησαγόρου θυγάτηρ, βασιλεύσασα Θεσσαλῶν λ# ἔτη, Μιλησία τὸ γένος, ἀναιρεθεῖσα δὲ ὑπό τινος Ἀργείου, δεθέντος ὑπ' αὐτῆς.
Notes:
'Thargeleia' in Photius, Lexicon theta23. Either way, this is the woman mentioned in e.g. Plutarch, Pericles 24.3 (as a precursor of Aspasia, alpha 4202): Th. the Milesian mistress of Antiochos of Pharsalos, who helped win Thessaly over to the Persian side at the time of Xerxes' invasion of Greece. See Stadter ad loc.
[1] alpha 228.
Reference:
P.A. Stadter, A Commentary on Plutarch's Pericles (Chapel Hill 1989)
Keywords: biography; chronology; definition; gender and sexuality; historiography; history; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 3 November 2005@08:04:05.
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