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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 19
av Edward Gibbon - 1854
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Palmyra and Its Empire: Zenobia's Revolt Against Rome

Richard Stoneman - 1992 - 246 sider
...of his successor Diocletian. Gibbon's paean to the queen is a famous purple passage of his history, If we except the doubtful achievements of Semiramis,...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 History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 1

Edward Gibbon - 1995 - 1232 sider
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U.S. Orientalisms: Race, Nation, and Gender in Literature, 1790-1890

Malini Johar Schueller - 1998 - 248 sider
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Aurelian and the Third Century

Alaric Watson - 1999 - 303 sider
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Beyond the Frame: Feminism and Visual Culture, Britain 1850-1900

Deborah Cherry - 2000 - 268 sider
...they had not rendered her base'. Whereas Gibbon's interests in imperial history placed Zenobia among 'several illustrious women who have sustained with glory the weight of empire', Jameson was preoccupied with 'the influence which a female government has had, generally, on men and...
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A Dictionary of the Bible: Volume IV: (Part II: Shimrath -- Zuzim)

James Hastings - 2004 - 508 sider
...with the title of ' Queen of Palmyra and the East." Of this remarkable personage Gibbon says : 'Modern Europe has produced several illustrious women who...of such distinguished characters. But if we except tindoubtful achievements of Semiramis, Zenobia is perhaps the only woman whose superior genius broke...
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A Personal Narrative of the Euphrates Expedition, Volum 1

William Frangis Ainsworth - 2006 - 496 sider
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A Traveller's History of Egypt

Harry Adès - 2007 - 452 sider
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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 Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Volum 4

Henry Cabot Lodge, Francis W. Halsey - 2007 - 220 sider
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