[died after 80 CE]
Daughter of Agrippa I
Wife of her uncle, Herod
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].
2.217-221, 310-314, 333-334.
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