She was a daughter of the Persian aristocrat Artabazos II and thus a great-granddaughter of the great king Artaxerxes II. In the surviving sources it is not stated who her mother was, but she could be with the only known wife Artabazos' II., A sister of the Rhodian generals Memnon and Mentor , be identical. Perhaps Artakama fell in late 333 BC. BC, after the battle of Issus , in the course of the occupation of the Persian camp near Damascus by the Macedonians in the captivity of Alexander the great , as was the family Darius III. 'and other distinguished Persian women. In the spring of 324 BC Artakama married during the mass wedding of Susa Ptolemaios, a general and friend of Alexander. No children from this marriage are known. Artakama may have been ostracized by Ptolemy after Alexander's death. Their further fate is not recorded.
- Walther Judeich : Artakama . In: Paulys Realencyclopadie der classischen Antiquity Science (RE). Volume II, 1, Stuttgart 1895, column 1303.
- Ulrich Wilcken : Apama 2 . In: Paulys Realencyclopadie der classischen Antiquity Science (RE). Volume I, 2, Stuttgart 1894, Col. 2662.
- Alireza Shapour Shahbazi : Apama 2 . In: Ehsan Yarshater (ed.): Encyclopædia Iranica . Volume 2 (2), p. 150 (English, including references).
- Andreas Mehl : Apama . In: The New Pauly (DNP). Volume 1, Metzler, Stuttgart 1996, ISBN 3-476-01471-1 , Col. 823 f.
- Waldemar Heckel : Artacama . In: Who's Who in the Age of Alexander the Great. Prosopography of Alexander's Empire . Blackwell, Malden et al. 2006, ISBN 1-4051-1210-7 , pp. 55 f .
- Christopher Bennett: Artakama's biography
- According to Christopher Bennett, Artakama
- Helmut Berve , The Alexander Reich on a prosopographical basis , Munich 1926, Vol. 2, p. 52.
- Arrian , Anabasis 7, 4, 6. On the other hand, Plutarch ( Eumenes 1, 7) calls Ptolemaios' wife Apame (according to Christopher Bennett, Artakama ). According to A. Sh. Shahbazi ( Encyclopædia Iranica , vol. 2, p. 150) she was also called Apama in addition to her Persian name Artakama .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Ἀρτακάμα (Greek)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Wife of Ptolemy I.|
|DATE OF BIRTH||4th century BC Chr.|
|DATE OF DEATH||after 324 BC Chr.|