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Zenobia?
Zenobia is an excellent example - a very resourceful, smart woman. I drafted a chapter on her and hope to beef it up. Most of the sources are the Caesarian Histories, which are quite biased. She made a great run at a regional empire stretching from the late and lamented Palmyra to Alexandria and central Turkey - a trading buffer state between Parthia and Rome. She had excellent cataphract cavalry but ceded ground too quickly and blew it in a siege at Antioch.
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