1. The Queen and the City: Royal Female Intervention and Patronage in Hellenistic Civic Communities

  1. Lin Foxhall2 and
  2. Gabriele Neher3
  1. Gillian Ramsey

Published Online: 13 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118234471.ch1

Gender and the City before Modernity

Gender and the City before Modernity

How to Cite

Ramsey, G. (2012) The Queen and the City: Royal Female Intervention and Patronage in Hellenistic Civic Communities, in Gender and the City before Modernity (eds L. Foxhall and G. Neher), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118234471.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Leicester, UK

  2. 3

    University of Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 15 MAY 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118234433

Online ISBN: 9781118234471

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Keywords:

  • Queen Laodike, city in Hellenistic, demos and royal dynasty;
  • Laodike's use of rank and gender, to unite cities;
  • Laodike and positive communication, with beleaguered cities;
  • Laodike's intervention, women and patronage, in the demos;
  • Laodike's identity as queen, reciprocal honours and euergetism;
  • women's role, ceremonial of civic politics;
  • Laodike's choice in intervention, women in civic public life;
  • Laodike's sisterhood, and the Seleukid dynasteia;
  • patronage of women, roles in families, and within the city;
  • Laodike's patronage, and the Seleukid dynastic strength

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Laodike's interventions

  • Laodike's queenship

  • Consort and sister

  • Motherhood

  • Female civic life and queenly intervention