Olympias (Herodian)

Olympias the Herodian (Greek: Ολυμπιάδα, translit. Olumpiáda) was the daughter of Herod the Great and wife Malthace, a Samaritan.[1] This was Herod's fourth marriage. Olympias' better known brothers were Herod Archelaus and Herod Antipas. She married Herod's nephew Joseph ben Joseph and bore him a daughter, Mariamne, who was the first wife of Herod of Chalcis and the mother of Aristobulus of Chalcis.


  1. ^   Joseph Jacobs; Isaac Broydé (1901–1906). "HEROD I. (surnamed the Great)". In Singer, Isidore; et al. (eds.). The Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls.