Author(s) : Dawson Maria-Dimitra (6/9/2001)Translation : Koutras Nikolaos
For citation: Dawson Maria-Dimitra , "Artemisia II",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=7572>
Artemisia II was a satrap of Caria between 353/352 and 351/350 BC. She was the daughter of Hecatomnus, sister and spouse of Mausolus. During her reign she followed the same political principles as her husband, and managed to secure her satrapy, thwarting an apostasy attempt of the Rhodians. She continued the construction of the renowned Mausoleum of Halicarnassus and organized musical contests to honour the memory of her husband.
Satrap of Caria
Date and Place of Death
351/350 BC, Halicarnassus
Date and Place of Birth
Late 5th cent. BC, Caria
4. Musical contests
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