ROXANE

ROXANE, the name of several women in the aristocracy of Achaemenid Iran, the most important of whom was the wife of Alexander the Great. She bore him a son, also named Alexander, whom she hoped to gain kingship. See RHOXANE.

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Ernst Badian, “ROXANE,” Encyclopædia Iranicaonline edition, 2015, available at http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/roxane (accessed on 30 September 2015).