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Zenobia: Shooting Star of Palmyra

Nathanael Andrade


Hailing from the Syrian city of Palmyra, a woman named Zenobia (and Bathzabbai) governed territory in the eastern Roman Empire from 268 to 272. 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 ancient Palmyra. By doing so, it aims to shed greater light on the experiences of Zenobia and Palmyrene women like her at various stages of their lives. Not limiting itself to the political aspects of her governance, it contemplates what inscriptions and material ... More

Keywords: Zenobia, Palmyra, Roman Empire, women, Roman Syria

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190638818
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190638818.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nathanael Andrade, author
Associate Professor, Binghamton University

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