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" Modern Europe has produced several illustrious women who have sustained with glory the weight of empire ; nor is our own age destitute of such distinguished characters. But, if we except the doubtful achievements of Semiramis, Zenobia is perhaps the only... "
The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, with notes by ... - Side 7
av Edward Gibbon - 1854
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The Affairs of Women: A Modern Miscellany

Colin Bingham - 2006 - 240 sider
...There wants but life, and that too I would lose For him 1 love. OCTAVIA Be't so, then; take thy wish. whose superior genius broke through the servile indolence imposed on her sex by the climate and manners of Asia. She claimed her descent from the Macedonian kings of Egypt, equalled in beauty her ancestor Cleopatra,...
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The Select Magazine for the Instruction and Amusement of Young ..., Volum 3

1823
...Zenobia, one of the most famous female characters appearing in the historic page. Gibbon remarks, " that if we except the doubtful achievements of Semiramis,...indolence imposed on her sex by the climate and manners of Asia." While, however, the country of her birth, being so adverse to every expansion of the female...
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The American Quarterly Review, Utgaver 1-2

Robert Walsh - 1827
...says of Zenobia, in his masterly sketn of that "the only female whose superior genius broke throu^h the servile indolence imposed on her sex by the climate and manners of Asia." In lieu of the little passions which so frequently perplex a female reign, the soundest maxims...
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