Adobogiona

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Adobogiona
Father Deiotarus
Mother Berenice, Princess of Pergamon
Born c. 80 BC
Died c. 50 BC

Adobogiona (fl. c. 80 BC - c. 50 BC) was a Celtic Galatian princess from Anatolia. She was the daughter of Deiotarus and sister to Brogitarus[citation needed] from the Tolistobogii tribe. Her cousin was the King Deiotarus,[citation needed] a Roman client king of the triumvir Pompey.

Adobogiona married a wealthy patrician citizen from Pergamon called Menodotus.[citation needed] At some point, Adobogiona was rescued from poisoning at a banquet[citation needed] and became a mistress to King Mithridates VI of Pontus. Adobogiona bore Mithridates VI two children: a son called Mithridates I of the Bosporus and a daughter called Adobogiona.[citation needed] She was honoured by a surviving inscription discovered on the island of Lesbos and a portrait head of her has been discovered at Pergamon.

Sources[edit]

  • S. Mitchell, Anatolia: Land, Men and Gods in Asia Minor, Vol. I (1956).
  • A. Mayor, "The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy" Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009, ISBN 978-0-691-12683-8