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Statīra

Στάτειρα).


1.

The wife of Artaxerxes II., king of Persia. She was poisoned by Parysatis, the mother of the king.


2.

The sister and wife of Darius III., celebrated as the most beautiful woman of her time. She was taken prisoner by Alexander, together with her mother-in-law Sisygambis, and her daughters, after the battle of Issus, B.C. 333. They were all treated with the utmost respect by the conqueror; but Statira died shortly before the battle of Arbela, B.C. 331.


3.

Also called Barsiné, elder daughter of Darius III. See Barsiné.

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