History: Roxane

Posted on Sun 26 September 2021 in history

350 BCE

Roxane was the daughter of a Bactrian Baron named Oxyartes. Alexander the Great married Roxane, 327 BCE, as was common practice, to cement relations between his empire and Roxane's state, which he had defeated. Alexander died when Roxane was pregnant with his only heir. Later, Roxane gave birth, however the boy was unable to become ruler of Alexander's empire because both Roxane and the heir were killed for political reasons.