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Zenobia

(zĭnō`bēə), d. after 272, queen of PalmyraPalmyra
, ancient city of central Syria. A small modern village known as Tudmor or Tadmor (the Syrian Arabic name of Palmyra) is nearby; residents were relocated from the ancient site in the early 1930s.
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. She was of Arab stock and was the wife of Septimius OdenathusOdenathus, Septimius
, d. 267, king of Palmyra. His family (the Septimii) had dominated Palmyra for many years, and Odenathus by his policy of cooperation with Rome raised his state to its zenith.
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. He was murdered, probably through her contrivance, and she obtained rule of his lands in the name of her son. She expanded the territories further to rule E Asia Minor, Syria, N Mesopotamia, and even Egypt. Her ambition outran her prudence, and after she had dared to call her son emperor, the Romans under AurelianAurelian
(Lucius Domitius Aurelianus) , c.212–275, Roman emperor (270–75). Rising in the ranks, he became consul under Valerian. He succeeded Claudius II, whose victory over the Goths had begun the territorial rehabilitation of the empire.
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 marched against her, took (272) Palmyra, and captured her. She was brought to Rome and exhibited at Aurelian's triumph. Later she was pensioned and lived in retirement at Tibur. By her beauty and intelligence, Zenobia attracted much admiration and sympathy, but her name has also been a symbol of ruthless arrogance.
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Zenobia

strong-minded woman; disappointed in love, drowns self. [Am. Lit.: Blithedale Romance]
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Zenobia

3rd century ad, queen of Palmyra (?267--272), who was captured by the Roman emperor Aurelian
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Los jovenes intelectuales de EG, Esteban, Miguel, Marta, denuncian, sin temor a su vida, los males institucionalizados que azotan al pais; Xenobia en SS se enfrenta al abad y a la camarilla de clerigos para develar sus falacias ante el principe Ludovico.
Similarly drawn together and defined by shared story, Paula Johnson and Miss Xenobia Kezee - the central characters in David Haynes's Somebody Else's Mama - are also talking just to each other at the end of the book.
BY PERTER O'HEHIR XENOBIA, ridden for Bill Farrell by Chris Hayes, swooped late to foil odds-on favourite Could It Be Love in the Group 3 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Brownstown Stakes in Fairyhouse yesterday.
Twice a winner last season, Knowing You was a good second on her seasonal debut behind the talented Xenobia at Leopardstown and should be able to get back to winning ways with Weld reaching for the first-time blinkers.
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Second to Xenobia over 7f on her reappearance at Leopardstown, the form was boosted when the winner ran second in a Group 3 Athasi Stakes on Monday.
Always a force at this County Kilkenny venue, in-form Dermot Weld, above, might land the fillies handicap with top-weight Knowing You, a winner at Roscommon and Listowel last year and a solid second to Xenobia (runner-up in a listed race on Monday) on her seasonal debut at Leopardstown.
She might prove too strong for Bill Farrell's progressive Xenobia, a facile winner of a Leopardstown handicap last time.
the Jim Bolger-trained Dawn Delivers, winner of a 6f maiden at the Curragh in July, is fitted with a tongue-tie for the first time, while three-time winner Xenobia - the only four-year-old in the line-up - was successful in a handicap over this distance on her first start of the season last month.
Two Curragh trainers will target listed prizes in Ascot tomorrow, with Bill Farrell set to run both the progressive Xenobia (Fran Berry) and Orangey Red (Leigh Roche) in the October Stakes.
O'Brien's course-and-distance winner Dali gets the vote to reverse previous Dundalk form with True Blue Moon in the Listed 5f juvenile contest (3.15), although it could pay to have PICK6 PERM 7 Jet Streaming 2.05 Naas 8 Kiss The Wind 12 Realt Rua 16 Xenobia 8 Whitecliffsofdover 2.40 1 Dali 3.15 7 Sirici 1 Actress 3.45 2 Alpha Centauri 1 Caravaggio 4.15 2 Mr Right 4.45 6 The Mouse Doctor 12 The Eyes Have It VVRECOMMENDED perm: 48 lines at €1 per line, a total stake of €48 insurance in the form of the Fozzy Stack-trained Sirici who has her first taste of turf action having looked progressive at Dundalk.
This fellow, third to Moritzburg at Listowel on his second start, stepped up when filling the runner-up berth behind Xenobia at Leopardstown in June.