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Ostia in late antiquity.

Author: Douglas Boin
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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Ostia in Late Antiquity is the first book to narrate the life of Ostia Antica, Rome's ancient harbor, during the later empire.
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Boin, Douglas.
Ostia in late antiquity.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012037618
(OCoLC)812251365
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Boin
ISBN: 9781107336599 1107336597 9781139161909 1139161903
OCLC Number: 854970710
Description: 1 online resource (310 pages)
Contents: Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; The scope of this book; A note on the Ostian address system; Part One Background; 1 New approaches to daily life in Late Antique Ostia; Developments in post-processual archaeology; Memory in text and material culture; Beyond "Christianization"; Roman religion; Traditional Roman Religions; "Paganism"; Passing, covering, and identity management; The final frontier: Defining "religion"; 2 The new urban landscape of Romes ancient harbor; Ostias "front door" continued; Ship Sheds, Houses, and Late Antique Baths. A Collegium, a Villa, a Synagogue, and BathsThe city center; Elite Living Before Late Antiquity; The Apartments; A Glimpse at the Late Antique Economy; Civic Spaces; The dead ends of "Christian Ostia"; Part Two Foreground; 3 The third century:Roman religions and the long reach of the emperor; The third-century narrative; Ostia and the third-century narrative; The centrality of the emperor: Excavating Roman imperial cult; Domestic and workplace shrines; Beyond RELIGIO: An Amulet for Protection; Mithras at Ostia; Beneath the surface: Christianity in the third century. Reframing the Octavius of Minucius FelixOstia's Jewish community in the third century; Jewish-Christian relations in the third century; 4 The fourth century: Proud temples and resilient traditions; Narratives of the fourth century; The Early Fourth Century; The Mid-Fourth Century; The Late Fourth Century; The Late Fourth-Century "Pagan" Revival; Ostia from the third century to the fourth; Ostias Capitolium in the fourth century; Ostias Forum; The Late Antique Forum Inscriptions; Beyond the Temples and Sanctuaries; Jews and Christians in the fourth century; The Jewish Community. The Christian Community5 The fifth century: History seen from the spaces in between; Christians and Jews in fifth-century Ostia: The view from the street; The Cult of Saint Lawrence in fifth-century Ostia; Material Evidence for Saint Lawrence; Textual Evidence for Saint Lawrence; Ostia's traditional religions in the fifth century: The view from the street; The Sanctuary of Magna Mater; The Role of the Sculptural Past in the Fifth-Century Present; The Resonance of Old Dedications at Ostia; The Power of the Past; 6 The sixth and seventh centuries: A city in motion, shifting traditions. The continued visibility of traditional cultsCastor and Pollux; Isis; Vulcan; Archaeology, religion, and Roman time; Building identities around the clock; The power of martyr stories at Ostia; The power of Aurea at Ostia; Landscape, memories, and power; Postscript Looking down the road:Toward the Middle Ages; Next steps: Christians, Jews, and Muslims at Ostia; References; Index.

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