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Berenice, the name of several Jewish and Egyptian princesses. 1. Berenice, the wife of Ptolemy Euergetes of Egypt, who, during her husband's absence on a Syrian campaign, offered up her hair in the temple of Venus to procure his safe return. The tresses vanished, but reappeared as the constellation known by the name of Coma Berenices. 2. Berenice, the "daughter of Agrippa I. of Judaea, who married her uncle Herod, and afterwards lived with her brother Agrippa. She took as a second husband Polemo, King of Cilicia, but returned to Agrippa, and was with him when Paul was brought before him at Cassarea. Titus, captivated by her charms, carried her to Rome, and but for the popular prejudice against the Jews would have married her.