Malthace (Greek: Μαλθάκη, romanizedMalthákē) was a Samaritan woman who lived in the latter half of the 1st century BC. She was one of the wives of Herod the Great and the mother by Herod of Herod Antipas, Archelaus, and a daughter, Olympias. She died in 4 BC at Rome, while her sons Archelaus and Antipas were disputing the will of their father before the emperor Augustus.[1][2]

Malthace, in the 1493 Nuremberg Chronicle
Died4 BCE
SpouseHerod the Great
IssueHerod Antipas
DynastyHerodian dynasty


  1. ^ Flavius Josephus, The Jewish War, 1.561; [1]
  2. ^ Flavius Josephus; Antiquities of the Jews 17.188; [2]