From the Author's Website:
ZENOBIA is a fantasy vision of the ancient Near East during the darkest days of the Roman Empire, circa 260 AD. It is not historically accurate. But then, what is historically accurate? Modern scholars still debate matters of truth, context and events.
ZENOBIA takes the familiar and not so familar aspects of the ancient world and puts a fantasy twist on things. It's no longer a strange land, and players can jump straight in wielding a gladius and lounging in the heated baths as if they were born to it.
The game focusses on the eastern fringes of the Roman Empire, however - giving the gamemaster the advantage of bringing independant kingdoms, tribes and empires into the game. Epic-style conflict - something absent from most of the Roman provinces for centuries - is available here in jarfuls!