History meme: 3 women - ROXANA was a Persian princess and the daughter of a Bactrian baron named Oxyartes of Balkh. She married Alexander the Great at the age of 16 after he visited the fortress of Sogdian Rock. Balkh was the last of the Persian Empire’s provinces to be conquered by Alexander. In 327 BC Alexander married Roxana, despite the strong opposition from all his companions and generals. After Alexander’s sudden death at Babylon in 323 BC, Roxana bore him a posthumous son called Alexander IV Aegus. Roxana wished to cement her own position and that of her son by ridding herself of Alexander’s other widow - Stateira II - a rival whose children would precede Alexander Aegus to the throne. According to Plutarch’s account, Stateira’s sister, Drypetis, was killed at the same time. Roxana and her son were protected by Alexander’s mother, Olympias, in Macedonia, but her assassination in 316 BC allowed Cassander (son of one of Alexander’s generals) to seek kingship. Since Alexander IV Aegus was the legitimate heir to the Alexandrian empire, Cassander had him and Roxana assassinated ca. 310 BC.
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"the first nineteen years of my life, nothing happened. nothing at all, not ever. and then i met a man called the doctor. a man who could change his face. he took me away from home in his magical machine. he showed me the whole of time and space. i thought it would never end."