Roman Edessa: Politics and Culture on the Eastern Fringes of the Roman Empire, 114 - 242 C.E. by Steven K. Ross
Roman Edessa offers a comprehensive and erudite analysis of the ancient city of Edessa (modern day Urfa, Turkey), which constituted a remarkable amalgam of the East and the West. Among the areas explored are:
- the cultural life and antecedents of Edessa
- Edessene religion
- the extent of the Hellenization at Edessa before the advent of Christianity
- the myth of an exchange of letters between a King Abgar and Jesus.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)|