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The Roman military base at Dura-Europos, Syria : an archaeological visualisation

Author: Simon James
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats

This volume explores the social dynamics of a Roman military base at Dura-Europos, Syria. Utilizing new evidence, it presents a unique perspective on the impact of the Roman garrison occupation on  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon James
ISBN: 9780198743569 0198743564
OCLC Number: 1104813835
Notes: A research project conducted in collaboration with "La Mission Franco-Syrienne d'Europos-Doura" and Yale University Art Gallery ; supported by University of Leicester, the Leverhulme Trust, the Gerda Henkel Stiftung, the British Academy, the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and the Society of Antiquaries of London.
Description: xxxiii, 347 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Part I: Perspectives on Dura-Europos1: The Big Picture2: Project Context: Dura Research, Past and Present3: Developing a New Perspective on Dura's Military Base4: Zooming In: Rome, the Middle Euphrates, and DuraPart II: The Base Portrayed5: The Plateau Zone West of G St6: The Plateau Zone E of G St7: The Wadi Zone: Campus, Citadel & C3 Bath8: Military Presence Around and Beyond the Base AreaPart III: A New Picture of Garrison, Base and City9: Who Lived and Worked in the Base?10: What and Where? Revised Overview of Base Extent11: When? New Outline of Development and Chronology12: Why Was the Base Where it Was, and As it Was?13: How Did the Base Work?14: Impact of Garrison and Base on the City15: Conclusion: Chiaroscuro16: Epilogue and Prospect: The Second Destruction of Dura-Europos
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This is an auspicious opening to mark the centenary of Dura studies, and a model starting point for reevaluating one of the most important archaeological sites in the Roman East. * Matthew M. Read more...

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