Amastris was the daughter of Oxyathres, the brother of the Persian king Darius III. She married Krateros, the general of Alexander the Great. After Alexander’s death, Krateros married her to Dionysios the tyrant of Herakleia Pontica. After Dionysios’ death, she ruled Herakleia and the satrapy under Antigonos I, until Lysimachos arrived in the area and she offered herself in marriage to him. Lysimachos subsequently married one of the daughters of Ptolemy I Soter, Arsinoe I, and Amastris, still allied to Lysimachos, returned to Herakleia and founded Amastris as the new capital of her kingdom. She was murdered by her sons: they were not recognized by Lysimachos as her successors and were sentenced to death.

D'agostini, M., Voce "Amastris of Herakleia.", in The Encyclopedia of Ancient History Phase 2 Additions, Wiley-Blackwell, London 2017: 1-2 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/174878]

Amastris of Herakleia.

D'Agostini
2017

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Amastris was the daughter of Oxyathres, the brother of the Persian king Darius III. She married Krateros, the general of Alexander the Great. After Alexander’s death, Krateros married her to Dionysios the tyrant of Herakleia Pontica. After Dionysios’ death, she ruled Herakleia and the satrapy under Antigonos I, until Lysimachos arrived in the area and she offered herself in marriage to him. Lysimachos subsequently married one of the daughters of Ptolemy I Soter, Arsinoe I, and Amastris, still allied to Lysimachos, returned to Herakleia and founded Amastris as the new capital of her kingdom. She was murdered by her sons: they were not recognized by Lysimachos as her successors and were sentenced to death.
Inglese
The Encyclopedia of Ancient History Phase 2 Additions
9781444338386
Wiley-Blackwell
D'agostini, M., Voce "Amastris of Herakleia.", in The Encyclopedia of Ancient History Phase 2 Additions, Wiley-Blackwell, London 2017: 1-2 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/174878]
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