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 9781841715377, 9781407325743

Table of contents :
Front Cover
Title Page
Copyright
Opening Image
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Opening Photos
PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
AUTHOR’S NOTE
ABBREVIATIONS
CHAPTER I. FLY TO THE SUN, ZENOBIA
CHAPTER II. LONGINUS THE SUBLIME
CHAPTER III. AN ARAB EMPIRE
CHAPTER IV. THE RUSE OF ZABADAS
CHAPTER V. "WHO IS ODAINAT?"
CHAPTER VI. COME EAGLE OF JUPITER
CHAPTER VII. LEGENDS AND ARABIC TRADITIONS
CHAPTER VIII. ZENOBIA’S TADMUR
CHAPTER IX. PALMYRAN ART
CHAPTER X. TADMUR AFTER ZENOBIA
BIBLIOGRAPHY
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
INDEX

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BAR S1169 2003  ZAHRAN  ZENOBIA BETWEEN REALITY AND LEGEND

Zenobia between Reality and Legend Yasmine Zahran

BAR International Series 1169 B A R

2003

ISBN 9781841715377 paperback ISBN 9781407325743 e-format DOI https://doi.org/10.30861/9781841715377 A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library

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Claudi Auguste, tu nos a Zenobia...libera Claudius Augustus set us free from Zenobia! The Roman Senate to the Emperor Claudius, AD 268 (Historia Augusta, Claud. 4,4)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface by Claudine Dauphin Acknowledgments Author's Note Abbreviations

vii-x xi xiii-xiv xv

CHAPTER I: FLY TO THE SUN, ZENOBIA!

1-14

Explanatory Note: Zenobia's Suicide

15-16

CHAPTER II: LONGINUS THE SUBLIME

17-24

Explanatory Note: Zenobia Vilified

25

CHAPTER III: AN ARAB EMPIRE

37-34

Explanatory Note: The Arabs and Palmyra

35-36

CHAPTER IV: THE RUSE OF ZABADAS

37-43

CHAPTER V: "WHO IS ODAINAT?"

45-58

Explanatory Note: The Severans and Syrian Cities

59

CHAPTER VI: COME, EAGLE OF JUPITER!

60-66

CHAPTER VII: LEGENDS AND ARABIC TRADITIONS

67-74

CHAPTER VIII: ZENOBIA'S TADMUR

75-104

CHAPTER IX: PALMYRAN ART

105-108

CHAPTER X: TADMUR AFTER ZENOBIA

109-115

BIBLIOGRAPHY

117-124

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

125-126

INDEX

127-130

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