APAME ə pā’ mĭ (̓Απάμη). A concubine of Darius, king of Persia, and daughter of the illustrious Bartacus. She was used as evidence of the great power of women over men, since the king’s happiness depended upon her treatment of him. According to the context, it is not certain whether she is a fictional character or an actual person (
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
a-pa’-me, ap’-a-me (Apame): A concubine of Darius and a daughter of Bartacus the Illustrious, whose behavior to the king is referred to in a speech of Zerubbabel before the king to prove to him the great power of women (1 Esdras 4:29).
See Bartacus; ILLUSTRIOUS.