Religion, society and culture at Dura-Europos

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Full title: Religion, society and culture at Dura-Europos / edited for the Department of Classics by Ted Kaizer (University of Durham).
Corporate Author: dawsonera
, Yale University. Department of Classics.
Other authors: Kaizer, Ted, (Editor)
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Summary: "This volume advances our understanding of the religion, society and culture of Dura-Europos, the small town on the Euphrates known 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 economy; 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 not usually allow"--
Other authors: Kaizer, Ted, (Editor)
Corporate Author: dawsonera, Yale University. Department of Classics.
Language: English
Published: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Classmark: 939.4/32
Series: Yale classical studies ; v. 38.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781316825792