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Palmyra, Empire of (ended 273) 

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Shane BrennanShane Brennan

Short-lived, expansive empire that sprang from the wealthy Syrian desert city of Palmyra on the Roman–Persian *frontier. Its origins have been variously traced to personal ambition, assertion of ethnic sovereignty, and a self-help initiative by its inhabitants wishing for security for their wealthy trading city in the era of ... ...

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