Katie and Sarah did a short episode on Zenobia way back in 2010, but we wanted to take a closer look at her rule of Palmyra and her relationship with Rome. So, while some of this may sound somewhat familiar to long-time listeners, we're taking a deeper look at this first-century ruler. During her lifetime, she expanded the borders of Palmyra and minted her own money - but eventually, the tide turned against her.
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Episode link: Zenobia and the Roman Empire
- Abbott, Nabia. "Pre-Islamic Arab Queens." The American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures. Vol. 58, No. 1 (Jan., 1941), pp. 1-22. The University of Chicago Press. http://www.jstor.org/stable/529209
- Southern, Pat. "Empress Zenobia: Palmyra's Rebel Queen." Bloomsbury Academic. 2009.
- UNESCO. "Site of Palmyra." http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/23
- Wright, William. "An Account of Palmyra and Zenobia: With Travels and Adventures in Bashan and the Desert." T. Nelson and Sons. 1895. Accessed via Google Books: http://books.google.com/books?id=F8MTAAAAIAAJ&source=gbs_navlinks_s
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