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CYRENE KINGS

Present-day Libya

[CYRE121] Magas (son of [PHIL111] Philip & Berenice, see MACEDONIA KINGDOM), King of Cyrene [present-day Libya] (276-250BCE), married [SYRI116] Apama (daughter of King Antiochus I Soter, see SYRIA KINGDOM). Around 255-250BCE Apama was the lover of her son-in-law, Demetrius, and for this he was murdered in her bedroom.

[CYRE132] Berenice berenice [=bringer of victory) of Cyrene (only child, daughter of Magas & Apama) married 1. (c.249BCE) Prince Demetrius the fair of Macedonia. Afterwards Demetrius become the lover of his mother-in-law, Apama. Berenice had him killed in her mother's bedroom, but spared her mother. Afterwards, Berenice married 2. [PTOL131] King Ptolemy III Euergetes I, see PTOLEMY DYNASTY).