Zenobia was a cultured monarch and fostered an intellectual environment in her court, which was open to scholars and philosophers.She was tolerant toward her subjects, and protected religious minorities.240–c.274) was a third-century queen of the Syria-based Palmyrene Empire.
After Odaenathus' assassination, Zenobia became the regent of her son Vaballathus and held de facto power throughout his reign.
At present it is not infrequently employed in an opprobrious sense, to designate the religious practices of oriental fanatics as well as those of the Christian saint, both of whom are by some placed same category.
It is not uncommonly confounded with austerity, even by Catholics, but incorrectly.
Again, adultery, as the definition declares, is committed in carnal intercourse. In the Graeco-Roman world we find stringent laws against adultery, yet almost throughout they discriminate against the wife.
Nevertheless immodest actions indulged in between a married person and another not the lawful spouse, while not of the same degree of guilt, are of the same character of malice as adultery (Sanchez, De Mat., L. The ancient idea that the wife was the property of the husband is still operative.