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Mavia, warrior-queen, who ruled over a confederation of Mediterranean troops (tanukhids), in southern Assyria, in the latter half of the fourth c… Read More
Mavia, warrior-queen, who ruled over a confederation of Mediterranean troops (tanukhids), in southern Assyria, in the latter half of the fourth century. She led her troops in a rebellion against Roman rule, riding at the head of her army into Phoenicia and Palestine, Jerusalem .. and repeatedly defeating the Roman army, the Romans finally made a truce with her on conditions she stipulated. The Romans later called upon her for assistance when being attacked by the Goths, to which she responded by sending a fleet of cavalry. Considered to be "the most powerful woman in the late antique world after Zenobia or zenobia, much of what is known about Mavia comes from early, almost contemporaneous accounts, such as the writings of Rufinus... Read Less
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