699 The episode is somewhat obscure, with uncertain light shed by Pompeius Trogus ( apud Justin, Epitome 28.1; see Will 1966: 212, 269-70); the date is probably around 235 BCE. Justin suggests that Demetrius took a second wife (Phthia), but Agatharchides (or at least this précis of him) casts the blame on Stratonice for initiating divorce, entertaining false hopes, and instigating a political revolt. She fits the stereotype of the headstrong, disloyal, and vengeful wife, and can then be ridiculed for her political miscalculation and feminine inclination to “superstition” (1.208).