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By Pat Southern

the traditional resources for the existence and instances of Zenobia are sparse, and the surviving literary works are biased in the direction of the Roman viewpoint, a lot as are the assets for 2 different well-known ladies who challenged Rome, Cleopatra and Boudica. In Empress Zenobia, Pat Southern seeks to inform the opposite aspect of the mythical third century queen's position in historical past.
As queen of Palmyra (present-day Syria), Zenobia used to be said in her lifetime as appealing and smart, amassing around her on the Palmyrene courtroom writers and poets, artists and philosophers. It used to be stated that Zenobia claimed descent from Cleopatra, which can't be real yet is indicative of the way she observed herself and the way she meant to be visible through others at domestic and in another country. This energetic narrative explores the mythical queen and charts the development of her unequivocal statement, not just of independence from Rome, yet of supremacy. first and foremost, Zenobia said the suzerainty of the Roman Emperors, yet eventually started to name herself Augusta and her son Vaballathus Augustus. There might be no clearer problem to the authority of Rome within the east, drawing the Emperor Aurelian to the ultimate battles and the submission of Palmyra in advert 272.

Zenobia's tale has encouraged many melodramatic fictions yet few actual volumes of any authority were released. Pat Southern's e-book is a full of life account that's either modern and authoritative, in addition to completely engaging.

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