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Zenobia
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(Ζηνοβία/Zēnobía; Latin Septimia Zenobia)

A. Historical dimension

Z. (Aramaic/Palmyrene Bat-Zabbai, b. c. AD 240 in Palmyra, d. after AD 274 in Rome) was the second wife of the king of Palmyra and dux Romanorum et corrector totius Orientis, Septimius Odaenathus. After his death, she became (still in the reign of Gallienus) regent of Palmyra and the entire Roman east on behalf of her underage son Vaballathus (AD 267/68 to 272; Zos. 1,39,2; SHA Gall. 13; SHA Tyr. Trig. 30; SHA Aurel. 38,1). The expansionist policy that from AD 270 ex…

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Dallapiazza, Michael, “Zenobia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2016). Original German-language edition: Historische Gestalten der Antike: Rezeption in Literatur, Kunst und Musik. Herausgegeben von Peter von Möllendorf, Annette Simonis und Linda Simonis. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2013). Consulted online on 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004788>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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