Slaughter of the philosophers


  • Language : Arabic
  • Subject : Novels, Historical fiction
  • Author : Taissier Khalaf
  • ISBN : 9786144196434
  • Year : 2016

186 novels were submitted by authors from 19 countries for the 2017 International Prize for Arabic Fiction.  This title made the longlist. It tells the story of the ancient city of Palmyra after it was attacked by the Roman Emperor Aurelianus.  Queen Zenobia and her council of wise philosophers are taken to Homs where she sentenced to life in prison and the counselors are sentenced to death.

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