Also Vashti the queen made a feast for the women in the royal house which belonged to king Ahasuerus.
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Vasthi. Septuagint Astin. (Haydock)
Serarius suspects she was the king's sister, or daughter, as such marriages were common in Persia. (Tirinus)
The name is not very different from that of Atossa, the daughter of Cyrus, who was married to Cambyses, Smerdis, and Darius; to the latter of whom she bore four children. (Herodotus iii. 68., and vii. 3.
This prince had other wives, particularly Artistona, (Calmet; our Hadossa, (Haydock) or Esther) whom he espoused a virgin, and love the most. Herodotus seems to confound her with Atossa.
Dwell. Some Greek copies have "in her own palaces. "(Usher)
It was proper for women to be more retired. (Menochius)
The men feasted in the open air. (Haydock)