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Ancient Antioch: From the Seleucid Era to the Islamic by Andrea U. De Giorgi

By Andrea U. De Giorgi

From overdue fourth century BC Seleucid enclave to capital of the Roman east, Antioch at the Orontes was once one of many maximum towns of antiquity and served as a hinge among east and west. This e-book attracts on a century of archaeological fieldwork to supply a brand new narrative of Antioch's origins and development, in addition to its resilience, civic satisfaction, and monetary opportunism. Situating the city nucleus within the context of the agricultural panorama, this ebook integrates hitherto divorced cultural basins, together with the Amuq Valley and the Massif Calcaire. It additionally brings into concentration the archaeological information, therefore offering a concrete interpretative framework that, grounded within the monuments of Antioch, allows the reader to maneuver past text-based reconstructions of the city's historical past. ultimately, it considers the interplay among the surroundings and the folk of the town who formed this area and solid a different id in the broader Greco-Roman world.

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