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Zenobia
(1,365 words)

(Ζηνοβία; Zēnobía).

[German version]

[1] Wife of Radamistus, 1st cent. AD

The wife of the Armenian king Radamistus is the heroine of an episode in Tacitus (Ann. 12,51): when her husband was forced to flee to Iberia in AD 54, she was apparently unable to cope with the hardships of the journey due to her pregnancy and supposedly asked to be killed. Injured by her husband and thrown into the Araxes, Z. was rescued and brought to Radamistus' rival Tiridates [5]

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Schottky, Martin (Pretzfeld) and Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart), “Zenobia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 12 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12215590>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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