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- DescriptionThis volume advances our understanding of the religion, society and culture of Dura-Europos, the small town on the Euphrates kwn since the 1930s as the 'Pompeii of the Syrian desert'. Several features make the site potentially our best source for day-to-day life in a small town situated on the periphery of the Roman world: inscriptions and graffiti in ten ancient languages; sculptures and frescoes combining elements of Classical and Oriental art; the most important papyrological dossier of any military unit in the Roman world; documents relating to the local ecomy; over a dozen pagan sanctuaries; plus a famously painted synagogue and the earliest Christian house church, all set in a gridiron city plan and surrounded by well-preserved fortifications. Dura's unique findings facilitate the study of life in a provincial small town to a degree that archaeology and history do t usually allow.
- Author BiographyTed Kaizer is Senior Lecturer in Roman Culture and History in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Durham. He is the author of The Religious Life of Palmyra (2002) and has written many articles on various aspects of religion and history of the Classical Levant.
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication17/11/2016
- SubjectAncient History
- Series TitleYale Classical Studies
- Series Part/Volume Number38
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note64 b/w illus.
- Weight820 g
- Width174 mm
- Height247 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byTed Kaizer
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