Berenice [died after 80 CE]

Daughter of Agrippa I
Wife of her uncle, Herod of Chalcis

Herodian princess, who was widowed twice before she was 20, became a close companion & mistress first of her brother Agrippa II & then of the Roman general Titus. The politically moderate great-granddaughter of Herod used her wealth & position to try to mediate between the populace of Jerusalem & the forces of Rome but to little avail.  Before the great revolt of 66 CE she was attacked by Jewish zealots because of her rumored incestuous relationship with her brother; and after the fall of Jerusalem she was scorned by Romans because she was a Jew. Luke portrays her as present during Paul's audience with Agrippa at Caesarea [Acts 25-26].

References: Josephus, Antiquities 19.276-277, 354.
                  ______, War 2.217-221, 310-314, 333-334.

                  Tacitus, Histories 2.2.

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