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Apama was the wife of the first ruler of the Seleucid Empire, Seleucus Nicator. They married at Susa in 324. The Seleucid Empire was a Hellenistic successor state of Alexander the Greats dominion. ... Seleucus I (surnamed for later generations Nicator, in Greek:Σέλευκος Νικάτωρ) (c. ... Winged sphinx from the palace of Darius the Great at Susa. ...

According to ancient sources, Apama was the daughter of the Sogdian baron Spitamenes (Arr. VII,4,6, from Ptolemy I). The Sogdians were an ancient people of Central Asia, who inhabited the region known to the West as Sogdiana. ... Spitamenes (in old Persian Spitamaneh; killed 328 BC) was a Persian courtier who betrayed in 329 BC his self-proclaimed sovereign Artaxerexes IV, handing him over to Ptolemy, Alexander the Greats general, with the hope of appeasing the latter. ...

Apama and Seleucus had two daughters, Apama and Laodice, and two sons, Antiochus I, who inherited the Seleucid throne, and Achaeus. After the death of Apama, Seleucus married Stratonice, daughter of Demetrius Poliorcetes, Seleucus had a daughter by Stratonice, who was called Phila.[1] Silver coin of Antiochus I Antiochus I Soter ( 324/323_262/261 BC reigned 281 BC - 261 BC) was half Persian, his mother Apame being one of those eastern princesses whom Alexander had given as wives to his generals in 324 BC. On the assassination of his father Seleucus I in... In Greek mythology and history, Achaeus is the name of several individuals. ... Stratonice is the name of several ancient Macedonian women: Stratonice (wife of Antigonus), the wife of Antigonus Monophthalmus Stratonice of Syria, the wife of Seleucus I Nicator and Antiochus I Soter Stratonice of Macedonia, the wife of Demetrius II of Macedon Stratonice was also another name for the Carian town... Demetrius I (337-283 BC), surnamed Poliorcetes (Besieger), son of Antigonus I of Macedon and Stratonice was a king of Macedon ( 294 - 288 BC) . He belonged to the Antigonid dynasty. ...

Several towns were named Apamea after her. Apamea is located on the right bank of the Orontes River, about 55 km to the northwest of Hama, Syria, overlooking the Ghab valley. ...


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