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No wonder why PhraatesIV thought it to be a good deal (ie: exchange the Roman Standards for the slave girl).

Since Octavian adopted both Tiberius (formally) *and* these other children of Cleopatra (informally, but educated and raised in the same household), it would have appeared to PhraatesIV as if he were marrying directly into Augustus' future line. Tiradates, who was the original hostage for the exchange, was a poor second to Augustus' offer.

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