Zenobia of Palmyra
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Zenobia of Palmyra history, myth and the neo-classical imagination by Rex Winsbury

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Published by Duckworth in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Kings and rulers,
  • Queens,
  • Biography,
  • History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementRex Winsbury
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS99.P17 W56 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination198 p. :
Number of Pages198
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24923362M
ISBN 10071563853X
ISBN 109780715638538
LC Control Number2011431401
OCLC/WorldCa505420807

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  Its the story of Zenobia (Queen of Palmyra)and her husband King Odainat and their kingdoms struggles against the enemies of Rome (their ally at the beginning of the book). Entwined with this is the story of Aurelian, a cunning Roman officer who wants one day to rise to Emperor and who curries favour with whomever has influence enough to help him achieve that goal/5(6).   Hailing from the Syrian city of Palmyra, a woman named Zenobia (also Bathzabbai) governed territory in the eastern Roman empire from to She thus became the most famous Palmyrene who ever lived. But sources for her life and career are scarce. This book situates Zenobia in the social, economic, cultural, and material context of her Palmyra.5/5(3). Zenobia of Palmyra Hardcover – January 1, by Agnes Carr Vaughan (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: Agnes Carr Vaughan. About Zenobia of Palmyra. Queen Zenobia of Palmyra in Syria was one of the great women of classical antiquity, a romantic if tragic heroine both to Roman authors and to Chaucer, Gibbon and the neo-classical painters and sculptors of the nineteenth century. in her desperate search for a survival strategy for her wealthy city in the chaotic third century AD Zenobia fell foul of Aurelian, one of.

Zenobia of Palmyra book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.3/5(2).   So, this book is about a queen you've more than likely never heard of, Zenobia, who ruled over Palmyra, in Syria, and her unfortunate fall at the hands of Aurelian, emperor of Rome. The narrative is told solely through letters written by Lucius Piso, a 3/5. OCLC Number: Description: xiv, pages plates 25 cm: Contents: Book One: Zenobia and Odenath: Tadmor in the wilderness ; The fertile crescent ; Palmyra, bride of the desert ; The Caravan Gods of Palmyra ; Odenath, king of kings ; The city of the dead --Book Two: Zenobia, the Queen: Zenobia on her way ; Rose-red Petra ; Antioch the Golden ; Zenobia's protégé Paul ; Pursuit ; Kill. Queen Zenobia of Palmyra in Syria was one of the great women of classical antiquity, a romantic if tragic heroine both to Roman authors and to Chaucer, Gibbon and the neo-classical artists of the 19th century. But both the romantic image of her as a beautiful, intellectual but chaste Arab queen of the desert, and the political perception of her as a regal woman whose feminine qualities lifted.

Zenobia accommodated Christians and Jews, and ancient sources made many claims about the queen's beliefs; Manichaean sources alleged that Zenobia was one of their own; a manuscript dated to mentions that the Queen of Palmyra supported the Manichaeans in establishing a community in Abidar, which was under the rule of a king named Amarō, who could be the Lakhmid king Amr ibn : Septimia Btzby (Bat-Zabbai), c. , Palmyra, Syria. Hailing from the Syrian city of Palmyra, a woman named Zenobia (also Bathzabbai) governed territory in the eastern Roman empire from to She thus became the most famous Palmyrene who ever lived. But sources for her life and career are scarce. This book situates Zenobia in the social, economic, cultural, and material context of her Palmyra. Zenobia of Palmyra and the Book of Judith: Common Motifs in Greek, Jewish, and Arabic Historiography* JOHAN WESTSTEIJN Gerard Doustraat iii, XD Amsterdam, The Netherlands Abstract This article points to the many parallels between the book of Judith and the Arabic account of the life and death of Zenobia of : Johan Weststeijn.   Review of Zenobia of Palmyra by Rex Winsbury This is a book for all Zenobia fans. Even before you open it, you know it will be something special. The cover places Harriet Hosmer's larger-than-life size statue of Zenobia In Chains () right in front of the triple gate of Palmyra's Grand Colonnade, a leap of imagination across the centuries to unite two feminist icons: Hosmer's most .