ISBN-10:
0674013492
ISBN-13:
9780674013490
Pub. Date:
05/30/2004
Publisher:
Harvard
Ephesos, Metropolis of Asia: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Its Archaeology, Religion, and Culture

Ephesos, Metropolis of Asia: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Its Archaeology, Religion, and Culture

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Overview

This volume brings together studies of Ephesos—a major city in the Greco-Roman period and a primary center for the spread of Christianity into the Western world—by an international array of scholars from the fields of classics, fine arts, history of religion, New Testament, ancient Christianity, and archaeology. The studies were presented at a spring 1994 Harvard Divinity School symposium on Ephesos, focusing on the results of one hundred years of archaeological work at Ephesos by members of the Austrian Archaeological Institute.

The contributors to this volume discuss some of the most interesting and controversial results of recent investigations: the Processional Way of Artemis, the Hadrianic Olympieion and the Church of Mary, the so-called Temple of Domitian, and the heroa of Androkolos and Arsinoe.

Since very little about the Austrian excavations at Ephesos has been published in English, this volume should prove useful in introducing the archaeology of this metropolis to a wider readership.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674013490
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 05/30/2004
Series: Harvard Theological Studies , #41
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Helmut Koester was John H. Morison Professor of New Testament Studies, Emeritus, and Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Emeritus, at Harvard Divinity School.

Steven J. Friesen is Louise Farmer Boyer Chair in Biblical Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

Table of Contents

  • The City of Ephesos from the Roman Period to Late Antiquity
  • Urban Development and Social Change in Imperial Ephesos
  • At Home in the City of Artemis: Religion in Ephesos in the Literary Imagination of the Roman Period
  • Ephesos in Early Christian Literature
  • Via Sacra Ephesiaca: New Aspects of the Cult of Artemis Ephesia
  • The Processional Way in Ephesos as a Place of Cult and Burial
  • Preliminary Views of the Ephesian Harbor
  • Subsidiary Factories of Italian Sigillata Potters: The Ephesian Evidence
  • The Cult of the Roman Emperors in Ephesos: Temple Wardens, City Titles, and the Interpretation of the Revelation of John
  • Sculptures of Gods and Heroes from Ephesos
  • Egyptian Religion in Ephesos
  • The Church of Mary and the Temple of Hadrian Olympios
  • The Council of Ephesos: the Rise of the See of Ephesos and the Rise of the Cult of the Theotokos

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