Day: October 6, 2021

Madeleine de Scudéry’s Femmes Illustres – Sisygambis of Persia

Sisygambis was the daughter of king Artaxerxes II Mnemon and, following an ancient Achaemenid tradition, she was made to wed her own brother Arsames. Her first-born, Darius, became king of Persia in 336 b.C., following an obscure plot in which the court eunuch and chiliarch had poisoned both king Artaxerxes III and his youngest son […]