Comments on: When Palmyra rivaled the Roman Empire http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/25/when-palmyra-rivaled-the-roman-empire/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: dentedpat http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/25/when-palmyra-rivaled-the-roman-empire/#comment-1057073 Sun, 07 Jun 2015 22:15:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40675#comment-1057073 ReutAway
I don’t know if you are joking, but in case you are really this ignorant of history, let me tell you that the time between the fall of the Seleucid Empire and the rise of the Palmyrene Empire is around 300 years. The Seleucid Empire was founded in the aftermath of Alexander the Great’s conquest of the Persian Empire by his general Seleucis. The Romans were among the causes of its fall, and that happened, obviously, before Rome took control of her territory (in Syria).

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By: Nofit http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/25/when-palmyra-rivaled-the-roman-empire/#comment-1051718 Sun, 31 May 2015 12:03:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40675#comment-1051718 And the Barbarians return. If only the world could find a 21st century Aurelian instead of President Obama

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By: ReutAway http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/25/when-palmyra-rivaled-the-roman-empire/#comment-1049281 Thu, 28 May 2015 04:05:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40675#comment-1049281 Um, what was the point of pretending the name of the Seleucid Empire was really the Palmyrene Empire?

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By: Riehlthing http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/25/when-palmyra-rivaled-the-roman-empire/#comment-1048726 Tue, 26 May 2015 20:36:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40675#comment-1048726 Sad about the destruction of such historic relics. Lessons we could use here with our native American land. Like Celilo Village under the Columbia River now from The Dalles Dam, a village that had been the oldest continual settlement in North America. Hopefully we will learn to cherish sites.

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By: LetBalanceCome http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/25/when-palmyra-rivaled-the-roman-empire/#comment-1048560 Tue, 26 May 2015 14:05:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40675#comment-1048560 Beautiful story. Always amazes me though how our human history is one long string of wars.

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