Cleopatra Selene


Cleopatra Selene1, daughter of Cleopatra VII and Antony2, born 403, possibly declared queen of Cyrene at the Donations of Alexandria in autumn 344, placed under the guardianship of Octavia, sister of Augustus, after the annexation of Egypt5, married Juba II king of Mauretania6 between 25 and 207, as his first wife8, by whom she had a son, Ptolemy, king of Mauretania9, through whom she probably had further descendants10, probably a daughter, Unknown (here suggested as Cleopatra)11, and possibly an older son Unknown (??Ptolemy) who died young11.1; she probably died c. 512.

Update Notes:

11 Feb 2002: Added individual trees
28 Feb 2002: Split into separate entry
14 April 2002: Added discussion of numismatic evidence on Cyrene betweenn 34 and 30.
18 May 2003: Changed Plutarch Xrefs to the Lacus Curtius edition
24 Feb 2004: Changed Suetonius Xrefs to the Lacus Curtius edition; added Xref to online Silius Italicus
7 Nov 2004: Extended discussions of date of marriage, Urania, Drusilla, date of death based on Roller's comments.
16 Nov 2004: Finally tracked down CIL VIII 9343 and countered the Charrier/Chanler argument for an AD6 death date based on it
29 Dec 2004: Changed Historia Augusta Xref for Zenobia to LacusCurtius edition
20 Jan 2005: Added Xref to Suda entry on Kallinikos
11 Mar 2005: Added Greek transcription
16 Sep 2006: Added link to Packard Humanities DB
18 July 2010: Comments on Roller's reaction to my assignment of IG III 1309 to a daughter of Juba; note Kleiner/Buxton proposal for an older son.
9 Dec 2010: Fix broken Perseus & DDbDP links

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