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Mariamne, King Herod’s Wife whom he Kept in Honey for Seven Years after Ordering her Death

It’s possible that the name Mariamne might sound more familiar to literature enthusiasts than to history buffs, as this character was immortalized by writers such as Boccaccio (De mulieribus claris), Calderón de la Barca (The Greater Monster of Jealousy), or Voltaire (Mariamne), among others. She was an Asmonean princess whose extraordinary beauty captivated Herod the […]