35 The only survivor of Josephus’ three sons by his second or third wife, an Alexandrian woman from whom he is now divorced: §§ 414, 426. Etymologically, the son’s name signifies “one from Hyrcania [on the Black Sea],” though that etymology hardly seems relevant here. Given the absence of this name in Josephus’ genealogy, it seems likely that he called this son after his favorite Hasmonean prince: see note to § 3. While conceding that the name has mainly Hasmonean roots, S. Schwartz (1990:11 and n. 31) proposes that Josephus chose it “probably in order to flatter Julius Hyrcanus,” the son of Queen Berenice and Herod of Chalcis ( War 2.221; Ant. 20.104).