Neokoroi: Greek Cities and Roman Emperors

Neokoroi: Greek Cities and Roman Emperors

by Barbara Burrell, B. Burrell
     
 

This book collects and analyzes the evidence for eastern, Hellenized cities of the first through third centuries C.E. that became the sites of their provinces' temples to the cult of Roman emperors, and thus received the title 'neokoroi' (temple-wardens).

Overview

This book collects and analyzes the evidence for eastern, Hellenized cities of the first through third centuries C.E. that became the sites of their provinces' temples to the cult of Roman emperors, and thus received the title 'neokoroi' (temple-wardens).

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'This is the most comprehensive work on the topic to have been produced to date, and is therefore likely to remain definitvie for quite some time…a book that clarifies and deepens both our general and our particular understanding of a phenomenon that was one of the most significant aspects of civic life in the eastern Roman empire, and historians and archaeologists alike will consult it with profit. No one engaged in research in Roman Asia Minor should ignore this book, and we will doubtless be returning to it for many years to come.'
Kieran Hendrick, BMCR, 2005

'Burrells Buch wird sicher auf lange Zeit ein Standardwerk zum Thema bleiben, auf das man nicht nur wegen seiner Benutzfreundlichkeit immer gerne zurückgreifen wird.' Jens Bartels in Bonner Jahrbücher (2007)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004125780
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/18/2003
Series:
Cincinnati Classical Studies. New Series, #9
Pages:
422
Product dimensions:
8.84(w) x 11.42(h) x 1.36(d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Burrell is Associate Research Professor of Classics at the University of Cincinnati. She received her B.A. from N.Y.U., and her M.A. and Ph.D. (1980) from Harvard. She has excavated in Spain, Italy, Greece, and Turkey, and was field director at the Promontory Palace, Caesarea, Israel.

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