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Paul of Samosata

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0025
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Paul of Samosata, bishop of Antioch in the 160s, when it was ruled by Queen Zenobia of Palmyra, was criticized for his doctrine of Christ and his worldly lifestyle. A synod decided that he be removed ... More


Pearl of the Desert: A History of Palmyra

Rubina Raja

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780190852221
eISBN:
9780197625019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190852221.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

This volume explores the oasis city of Palmyra in the Syrian Desert through an in-depth examination of the site’s unique archeology and history. Palmyra is best known as the Pearl in the Desert of ... More


Zenobia: Shooting Star of Palmyra

Nathanael Andrade

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190638818
eISBN:
9780190638849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190638818.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Hailing from the Syrian city of Palmyra, a woman named Zenobia (and Bathzabbai) governed territory in the eastern Roman Empire from 268 to 272. She thus became the most famous Palmyrene who ever ... More


Fishing During the Great War

Robb Robinson

in Fishermen, the Fishing Industry and the Great War at Sea: A Forgotten History?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781786941756
eISBN:
9781789623222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941756.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter reflects on the British fishing industry that boomed in 1913 and in the years preceding the outbreak of the Great War. It refers to the Grimsby steam trawler Zenobia that was detained ... More


A Women’s World History, in the World of Arabic Letters: A Reader’s View

Marilyn Booth

in Classes of Ladies of Cloistered Spaces: Writing Feminist History through Biography in Fin-de-siecle Eypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694860
eISBN:
9781474408639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694860.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Gives a history of the volume’s publication and circulation within the context of the early non-official press and book publishing sector in Egypt, followed by a discussion of the book’s themes as ... More


Casting Models: Female Exempla of the Ancient Near East in Seventeenth-Century French Drama and Gallery Books (1642–62)

Derval Conroy

in Beyond Greece and Rome: Reading the Ancient Near East in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198767114
eISBN:
9780191821301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767114.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the representation of the women rulers Tomyris, Zenobia, and Artemisia II in the gallery books and dramas produced during Anne of Austria’s regency in seventeenth-century ... More


Paul of Samosata, Zenobia, and Aurelian: The Church, Local Culture, and Political Allegiance in Third-Century Syria *

Fergus Millar

in Rome, the Greek World, and the East: Volume 3: The Greek World, the Jews, and the East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830307
eISBN:
9781469603216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876657_millar.16
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Paul of Samosata succeeded Demetrianus as bishop of Antioch. He held a government post as ducenarius (i.e., a procurator with a salary of 200,000 sesterces per annum) in the service of Palmyra's ... More


Against Neo-Roman Mimesis: Johann Gottfried Herder at Carthage and François de Volney at Palmyra

Julia Hell

in The Conquest of Ruins: The Third Reich and the Fall of Rome

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226588056
eISBN:
9780226588223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226588223.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter seven begins with Piranesi, the artist who rendered Rome’s ruined stage visible in the new age of exploration and conquest. The author draws out the similarity between Piranesi’s staging of ... More


Making—and Breaking—Ties: Palmyra, Rome, and Parthia

Rubina Raja

in Pearl of the Desert: A History of Palmyra

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780190852221
eISBN:
9780197625019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190852221.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

Palmyra stood caught between two opposing empires—Rome, to the West, and Parthia, to the East. This chapter offers new insights into the ties that connected Palmyra with these empires, the networks ... More


Zenobia’s Likenesses

Nathanael Andrade

in Zenobia: Shooting Star of Palmyra

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190638818
eISBN:
9780190638849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190638818.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In many respects, Zenobia’s fame is a paradox. She has captured the medieval and modern imagination, but ancient sources actually say very little about her. The introductory chapter thus explores the ... More


Urban Landscape

Nathanael Andrade

in Zenobia: Shooting Star of Palmyra

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190638818
eISBN:
9780190638849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190638818.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

For roughly the first thirty years of her life, the Syrian city of Palmyra was Zenobia’s home. Zenobia called Palmyra Tadmor; it shaped the terms of her very existence as well as many of her lived ... More


Social Landscape

Nathanael Andrade

in Zenobia: Shooting Star of Palmyra

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190638818
eISBN:
9780190638849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190638818.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the kinship structures, civic ethos, agrarian production, and caravan trade of the Palmyrenes during the Roman imperial period. The social and economic landscape of Palmyra had ... More


Social World

Nathanael Andrade

in Zenobia: Shooting Star of Palmyra

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190638818
eISBN:
9780190638849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190638818.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

As a child and maiden at Palmyra, Zenobia had to weather various life transitions, including menstruation, marriage, pregnancy, and widowhood. This chapter gives us a glimpse of Zenobia’s formative ... More


Coming of Age

Nathanael Andrade

in Zenobia: Shooting Star of Palmyra

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190638818
eISBN:
9780190638849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190638818.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

As a Palmyrene woman, Zenobia was expected to marry by members of her community. This chapter traces Zenobia’s life from childhood to maidenhood and then to marriage and maternity, which was ... More


Marital Household

Nathanael Andrade

in Zenobia: Shooting Star of Palmyra

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190638818
eISBN:
9780190638849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190638818.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Zenobia’s marriage to Odainath, the Palmyrene dynast, had a huge impact on her life. Her rise to power would thereafter be closely linked to his political fortunes. This chapter examines the ... More


Widowhood

Nathanael Andrade

in Zenobia: Shooting Star of Palmyra

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190638818
eISBN:
9780190638849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190638818.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In late 267 or early 268, Zenobia’s husband Odainath was assassinated. Who killed him and why is controversial. Many theories have been proposed, but none can be said to be conclusive. Some sources ... More


Dynasty

Nathanael Andrade

in Zenobia: Shooting Star of Palmyra

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190638818
eISBN:
9780190638849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190638818.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

After Odainath died, Zenobia assumed political authority over Palmyra on behalf of her son Wahballath, proclaiming him “king of kings” and governor of Odainath’s territories. Her reign was eventful. ... More


Civil War

Nathanael Andrade

in Zenobia: Shooting Star of Palmyra

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190638818
eISBN:
9780190638849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190638818.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In early 272, the emperor Aurelian, who deemed Zenobia’s authority to be illegitimate and her bid for power unsanctioned, invaded her territory. Zenobia responded by claiming the titles of Augusta ... More


Legacy and Likenesses

Nathanael Andrade

in Zenobia: Shooting Star of Palmyra

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190638818
eISBN:
9780190638849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190638818.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

For nearly two millennia after she lived, people have remembered Zenobia. In Europe, numerous writers and artists over the ages, including Edward Gibbon, have celebrated her as a figure of womanly ... More


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