Thais1, Athenian hetera of unknown parentage2, began a liaison with Ptolemy I probably before 3303, probably married him c. 3234, bore him three children5, Lagus, Leontiscus and Eirene; date of death unknown.

Update Notes:

8-9 Feb 2002: Added individual trees
17 Feb 2002: Split out into separate entry
4 Jan 2003: Add note on Letronne's conjecture that Thais was actually an Egyptian
11 Mar 2005: Added Greek transcription, link to Bevan
18 Sep. 2010: Note chronological implications of Thais' role in the burning of Persepolis
14 Jan 2011: Reorganize discussion and respond to Ogden's objection to a date of 335 or earlier for the start of the relationship.

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