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Palmyra will briefly play a signifiant role in Roman history in the .

Thus, Neville doesn't mention the presence, or absence, of women historians anywhere else in history, apart from Anna's own Greco-Roman tradition, before recent times.

I use Roman names for the planets in the sky, which also get applied to the .

The Romans gave up on the Elbe permanently.

"Victory" is actually , , in Attic Greek, and the epithet of the goddess , Athena Nike, whose small temple graces the Acropolis in Athens; but , , is the same word in the that Byzantium inherited as a colony of the Doric city of Megara -- although the population by the 6th century must be far removed from the customs of the original colonists.

But if, to historians, they are neither Greeks nor Romans, what can they be?

The Italians are now gone (there being the Schism and all), but there are also (modern) Romanians present, though they do not have their own monastery.


There is not a trace of irony or cynicism in his praise of Rome.

Also, numerous rune stones have been found in Sweden, often at churches for the now Christian Swedes, that stand as cenotaphs or commemorative monuments to men who left for Romania (, , etc., "Greece") and never came back.

Odaenath, the King of Palmyra (c.260-266), was a Roman ally.

Previously, the consensus was that the last Emperors of the Dynasty, all by marriage, squandered the strength of the State, debased the coinage, and neglected the thematic forces that had been the military foundation of Romania for four hundred years -- in part by now ignoring, as Basil II had not, the alienation of the land of thematic soldiers to large landowners who did not have the same military obligations.

So neither Gordian made it to Rome either.

Since all these places were outside the limits of Classical geography, we find Anna Comnena characterizing all the Varangians, including the English ones, as from "Thule," .

On the map, the Visigoths have actually become allies of the Romans.

Be that as it may, the fame of the Varangian Guard spread quickly, and soon individual recruits were , not just from Russia (and now of Slavic and not just Varangian origin), and not just from the immediate source of Russian Varangians, Sweden, but from as far away as Norway, Denmark, and even Iceland -- all the lands, which by this point had converted to Christianity.

Or we simply get the , a Roman courthouse.

Most importantly, while real feudalism involves the growth of military forces in opposite to the those of the State, there is no evidence of anything of the sort in Romania.

There, if they indeed arrived, they disappear from history.

Part of this process involved the marriage of Basil's sister Anna to Vladimir, and the provision by Russia of mercenaries for what now became the Emperor's "Varangian Guard." The Guard became the loyal shock troops and Life Guard of the Emperor, and are usually identifiable in historical accounts, even if not named as such, by their description as , ( in Greek), "axe bearers," from the single bladed axe (, ), with a handle up to six feet long, that they carried as their primary weapon -- seen in the image at right from the history of John Scylitzes, c.1057.