Nysa (daughter of Nicomedes III of Bithynia)

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Nysa or Nyssa (Greek: Νύσ(σ)α, flourished second half of 2nd century BC and first half of 1st century BC) was a Greek Princess from the Kingdom of Bithynia.

Biography[edit]

Nysa was the daughter of the Monarchs Nicomedes III of Bithynia and Nysa, a princess from the Kingdom of [Cappadocia].[1] She was the namesake of her mother and had two brothers, Nicomedes IV of Bithynia, who reigned as king from c. 94 BC to c. 74 BC, and Socrates Chrestus. She was born and raised in Bithynia.

According to Suetonius (Caesar. 49), her cause was defended by the Roman Politician Gaius Julius Caesar in gratitude for her father's friendship.[2]

Ancestry[edit]

Quotes[edit]

  1. ^ McGing, The foreign policy of Mithridates VI Eupator, King of Pontus p.143
  2. ^ Smith, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, v. 2, page 1217 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-02-20. Retrieved 2010-10-07.

References[edit]

  • McGing, B. C., The foreign policy of Mithridates VI Eupator, King of Pontus (Mnemosyne Series, Suppl.89) , BRILL, 1986; ISBN 978-9004075917
  • Smith, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, v. 2, page 1218[1]