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Edge of empires : pagans, Jews, and Christians at Roman Dura-Europos

Author: Jennifer Chi; Sebastian Heath; New York University. Institute for the Study of the Ancient World.
Publisher: New York, NY : Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University ; Princeton, NJ : Distributed by Princeton University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Strategically located high above the Euphrates River between Syria and Mesopotamia, the city of Dura-Europos was founded around 300 BCE by one of the Macedonian generals who succeeded Alexander the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Ausstellung
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Chi; Sebastian Heath; New York University. Institute for the Study of the Ancient World.
ISBN: 0691154686 9780691154688
OCLC Number: 756167091
Notes: Published by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University on the occasion of the exhibition Edge of Empires, Sept. 23, 2011-Jan. 8, 2012.
Description: 124 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, plans ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. New research by the French-Syrian archaeological expedition to Europos-Dura and new data on polytheistic sanctuaries in Europos-Dura / Pierre Leriche [and others] --
2. Art historical frontiers: lessons from Dura-Europos / Thelma K. Thomas --
3. Trading at the edge: pottery, coins, and household objects at Dura-Europos / Sebastian Heath --
4. The diversity of languages in Dura-Europos / Jean Gascou --
5. Excavations at Dura-Europos: archival photographs from the Yale University Art Gallery, Dura-Europos collection.
Responsibility: Jennifer Y. Chi and Sebastian Heath, editors.

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