In these contexts we should look at the name Helen as equivalent to "Great Queen". It is a title rather than a name. And there is a succession of Helens even as there is a succession of Great Kings (e.g., a series of "Agbars" at Edessa, "Antiochs" at Commagena, etc.). What we are trying to do here is put a real identity behind these names at any given place and time rather than the traditional generic titles that these persons assumed at various geographical locations.
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