5 edition of Palmyra and its empire found in the catalog.
Palmyra and its empire
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-238) and index.
|LC Classifications||DS99.P17 S86 1992|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||ix, 246 p.,  p. of plates :|
|Number of Pages||246|
|LC Control Number||92029115|
Those noble Palmyrene horsemen, lords of import-export, wore daggers at their waists, defying the prohibition against carrying weapons on one's person that was imposed on all citizens. Too busy dealing with the further collapse of the western provinces, the emperor instead bestowed upon Odenathus the title totius Orientis imperator — commander of the east. And of course, the vast enclosure must have been full during the annual celebration of the god. Zenobia's Revolt Against Rome. Some of Palmyra's tower tombs So, Tadmor was a stopover along a little used caravan road. Zenobia as Augusta, on the obverse of an Antoninianus.
When Odaenathus was assassinated by his nephew Maconius, his wife Septimia Zenobia took power, ruling Palmyra on the behalf of her son, Vabalathus. Zenobia rebelled against Roman authority with the help of Cassius Longinus and took over Bosra and lands as far to the west as Egypt, establishing the short-lived Palmyrene Empire. Babrius is the author of almost fables that were traditionally attributed to Aesop. Lower left: Wax tablet from Palmyra. There were statues everywhere, but they were made of bronze, not marble; in the great temple the columns had gilded bronze capitals. It was a long trip, but there was a shortcut.
Excerpted by permission of The University of Chicago Press. Along the principal east-west street, named the Grand Colonnade by archaeologists, a double portico is ornamented with three nymphaea. Palmyrenus, or Palmirenus, Id. Around CE the city was part of the vast Roman Empire, at the height of its power at that time, which extended from Andalusia to the Euphrates, and from Morocco to Syria.
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Drawing on discoveries in archaeology, the history of the Silk Road, numismatics, and Roman and Persian history, Richard Stoneman has assembled a rich collage of knowledge about this intriguing period. Wood, Inscr. They simply pretended to be Romans.
When the Arabs overran the country it was taken by them, and in the year was plundered by the Tartars under Tamerlane. The empires of the Mediterranean Sea in Map of the Roman Empire Click to Enlarge The Roman Empire During the First Century AD Maps are essential for any serious study, they help students of Roman history understand the geographical locations and historical backgrounds of the places mentioned in historical sources.
Moreover, he aims his book at both a specialist and a more general readership, rightly decrying the tendency of scholars to ignore the popular audience; for this in particular he deserves high praise. A chance record from days long past by Judith Weingarten on June 22, Palmyra has been in the news of late Palmyra and its empire book to the destruction wrought by Islamic State.
Zenobia's Revolt Against Rome. According to these travellers the plates of Wood and Dawkins have done more than justice to Palmyra and its empire book subject; and although the view of the ruins from a distance, with their line of dazzling white columns extending between one and two miles, and relieved by the contrast of the yellow sand of the desert, is very striking, yet, when examined in detail, they excite but little interest.
Its Hebrew name, Tadmor, or Thadmor, denotes, like its Greek one, a city of palms; and this appellation is preserved by the Arabs, who still Palmyra and its empire book it Tedmor. This page was created in ; last modified on 17 October The visitor was mistaken: Palmyra was not a Syrian city like others, just as Venice, in contact with Byzantine and Turkish civilization, was not representative of all of Italy.
From texts that were written much later, and from archaeological objects from the Roman age, we can deduce that Tadmor was not isolated. The ability to use Aramaic and Greek alphabets seems not to have been uncommon at Palmyra.
Lower left: Wax tablet from Palmyra. This was because, as an author of that time wrote, Rome and Persia "had divided up the world" on either side of the Euphrates River. With regard to the general history and antiquities of Palmyra, besides the works already cited in this article, the following may be consulted: Seller, Antiquities of Palmyra, London, ; Huntington in the Philosophical Transactions, vol.
She claimed to be descended from the Macedonian kings of Egypt, and her achievements would not have disgraced her ancestry; though, according to other accounts, she was a Jewess. The building rose up in the middle of a rectangular enclosure more than two hundred meters on each side; looking inward at the four sides, this enclosure was a quadrilateral with porticoes let's call them overhangs supported by columns; from the exterior, one saw almost windowless walls that protected the temple just as the admirable mosques of Istanbul remain separated from the city in their large courtyards.
In these tombs mummies and mummy cloths are found, prepared very much after the Egyptian manner; but there are no paintings, and on the whole they are far from being so interesting as the Egyptian sepulchres. Aurelian-Zenobia war. It would be interesting to know whether the heart of the city beat in this public structure, as happened in other Greco-Roman cities, or whether the buzzing sounds of social life were heard around one of the gates in the city walls, as had been occurring in Oriental cities for three thousand years, and which tourists can still see in Marrakech today.Apr 10, · Coincidentally, as Palmyra has been in the news following its ‘liberation’, I have been reading Richard Stoneman’s book ‘Palmyra and its Empire’.This is the story of Palmyra and in particular, Zenobia’s revolt against Rome in AD The warrior queen of Palmyra, Zenobia, made a stand against the encroaching Roman Empire, but was ultimately defeated.
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