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Laodice (in Greek Λαοδικη; lived in the 3rd century BC), wife of Achaeus, she was daughter of Mithridates II king of Pontus and sister of Antiochus III's wife, also called Laodice.[1] When Achaeus fell into the power of Antiochus (213 BC), Laodice was left in possession of the citadel of Sardis, in which she held out for a time, but was quickly compelled by the dissensions among her own troops to surrender to Antiochus.[2] Polybius incidentally mentions that this princess was brought up before her marriage at Selge, in Pisidia (today part of Turkey), under the care of Logbasis, a citizen of that place.[3]



  1. ^ Polybius, viii. 22
  2. ^ Ibid., viii. 23
  3. ^ Ibid., v. 74

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology by William Smith (1870).


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