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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2018 8:51 p.m. PST

…Who Defied Rome.

"In the third century AD, Palmyra was a stopover for traders traveling across the deserts. This made Palmyra wealthy and earned it the nickname "The Pearl of the Desert." It was famous for its buildings, like the Arch of Triumph and the theater. The main city in the Roman province, also known as Palmyra, it was home to Queen Zenobia who saw the weakening of the Roman empire as a chance to achieve independence from Rome.

Throughout history, historians have disagreed about Zenobia's history. The "Augustan Histories" written late in the Roman era, state that Zenobia was associated with the Ptolemies of Egypt, which included Cleopatra. In the East, Persian historians believed that Zenobia was of Arab descent. Today, historians agree that Zenobia was not from the Ptolemies but more likely was from an influential Palmyrene family where she received an excellent education.

The exact nature of her upbringing and education, though, is unknown. Edward Gibbon in his classic, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire stated that Zenobia was fluent in Greek, Syriac, and Egyptian languages…."
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goragrad24 Oct 2018 11:04 a.m. PST

Interesting article, ending was a bit weak.

Given the title one would expect a bit more than a couple of sentences.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2018 10:17 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)


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Maxshadow25 Oct 2018 4:56 p.m. PST

Great read thanks Tango!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2018 10:29 a.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)


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