Zenobia of Palmyra: History, Myth and the Neo-Classical Imagination

Zenobia of Palmyra: History, Myth and the Neo-Classical Imagination

by Rex Winsbury


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780715638538
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 08/26/2010
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Rex Winsbury has worked at the "Financial Times", the "Daily Telegraph" and the BBC, and as a self-employed publisher, editor and journalist. He is the author of "The Roman Book" (2009), also published by Duckworth.

Table of Contents

Preface 9

Map 10

1 Inventing Zenobias: pen, brush and chisel 11

2 Zenobia - 'a brigand or, more accurately, a woman' 29

3 Bride of the desert: deliberately inventing Palmyra 43

4 Persia resurgent: the crisis of the third century 57

5 Just another usurper" The Political legacy of the first Mr Zenobia 67

6 Arms and the woman: Zenobia goes to war 83

7 The French connection: guardians of the Rhine 95

8 Warrior and showman: the 'puzzling' emperor Aurelian 103

9 Showdown: Aurelian versus Zenobia's cooking-pot men 117

10 The end of the affair: golden chains and silver statue 129

11 Re-assessing Zenobia: 'a celebrated female sovereign' 145

Appendix A Odenathus' (alleged) titles: What did they mean" 161

Appendix B The Zenobia-Aurelian coalition theory and P. Wisc. 1.2 167

Notes 173

Bibliography and abbreviations 187

Index 193

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