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Alexander the Great and Roxane
Roxana (In Persian, "رخسانہ" Rauxana, meaning "magnificient star") sometimes Roxane, was a Bactriannoble and a wife of Alexander the Great. She was born earlier than the year 343 BC, though the precise date remains uncertain.
She was the daughter of a Bactrian named Oxyartes of Balkh in Bactria (thenPersian Achaemenid Empire, now northern Afghanistan, eastern Iran, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan), and married Alexander at the age of 16 after he visited the fortress of Sogdian Rock. Balkh was the lastof the Persian Empire's provinces to fall to Alexander. Ancient sources describe Alexander's professed love for Roxana. She accompanied him on his campaign in Pakistan and northern India in 326 BC.She bore him a posthumous son called Alexander IV Aegus, after Alexander's sudden death at Babylon in 323 BC.
After Alexander's death, Roxana and her son became victims of the political intrigues ofthe collapse of the Alexandrian empire. Roxana murdered Alexander's other widow, Stateira II, as well as either Stateira's sister Drypteis (Pl. Alex. 77.4) or Parysatis II (Alexander's third wife).Roxana and her son were protected by Alexander's mother, Olympias, in Macedonia, but her assassination in 316 BC allowed Cassander to seek kingship. Since Alexander IV Aegus was the legitimate heir to theAlexandrian empire, Cassander ordered him and Roxana assassinated around 310 BC.
Alexander the Great and Roxane
Roxana (In Persian, "رخسانہ" Rauxana, meaning "magnificient star") sometimes Roxane,was a Bactrian noble and a wife of Alexander the Great. She was born earlier than the year 343 BC, though the precise date remains uncertain.
She was the daughter of a Bactrian named Oxyartes ofBalkh in Bactria (then Persian Achaemenid Empire, now northern Afghanistan, eastern Iran, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan), and married Alexander at the age of 16 after he visited the fortress of Sogdian...
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