SYRIAN IDENTITY IN THE GRECO ROMAN WORLD

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Syrian Identity In The Greco Roman World

Author : Nathanael J. Andrade
ISBN : 9781107244566
Genre : History
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By engaging with recent developments in the study of empires, this book examines how inhabitants of Roman imperial Syria reinvented expressions and experiences of Greek, Roman and Syrian identification. It demonstrates how the organization of Greek communities and a peer polity network extending citizenship to ethnic Syrians generated new semiotic frameworks for the performance of Greekness and Syrianness. Within these, Syria's inhabitants reoriented and interwove idioms of diverse cultural origins, including those from the Near East, to express Greek, Roman and Syrian identifications in innovative and complex ways. While exploring a vast array of written and material sources, the book thus posits that Greekness and Syrianness were constantly shifting and transforming categories, and it critiques many assumptions that govern how scholars of antiquity often conceive of Roman imperial Greek identity, ethnicity and culture in the Roman Near East, and processes of 'hybridity' or similar concepts.
Category: History

Pantheon

Author : Jörg Rüpke
ISBN : 9783406696428
Genre : Religion
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Dieses umfassende, reich bebilderte Werk zur Geschichte der antiken Religionen eröffnet einen neuen Zugang zur Alten Welt. Im Zentrum der faszinierenden Darstellung steht der Zeitraum vom Beginn des ersten Jahrtausends v. Chr. bis zur Ausbreitung des Christentums in der Spätantike. Der international renommierte Religionswissenschaftler Jörg Rüpke erzählt hier unter anderem von der Errichtung der ersten monumentalen Grabanlagen in Etrurien, von Tempelbauprojekten, von Priestern, Gläubigen und Ritualen, vom Kaiserkult und von den Versuchen Intellektueller, Religion in Wissen zu verwandeln. Er schaut, wo immer möglich, Frauen und Männern über die Schultern, die religiöse Erfahrungen in dunklen Heiligtümern oder vor Hausaltären machten, durch Gebet und Inschriften über den eigenen Tod hinaus in Erinnerung bleiben wollten oder beispielsweise nicht verstanden, warum ein neuer Gott von ihnen Verhaltensänderungen im Alltag erwartete. So eröffnet er seinen Leserinnen und Lesern das ungewöhnliche Panorama eines ebenso bedeutenden wie fremden Lebensbereichs der Antike.
Category: Religion

Sinews Of Empire

Author : Eivind Seland
ISBN : 9781785705977
Genre : History
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A recent surge of interest in network approaches to the study of the ancient world has enabled scholars of the Roman Empire to move beyond traditional narratives of domination, resistance, integration and fragmentation. This relational turn has not only offers tools to identify, map, visualize and, in some cases, even quantify interaction based on a variety of ancient source material, but also provides a terminology to deal with the everyday ties of power, trade, and ideology that operated within, below, and beyond the superstructure of imperial rule. Thirteen contributions employ a range of quantitative, qualitative and descriptive network approaches in order to provide new perspectives on trade, communication, administration, technology, religion and municipal life in the Roman Near East and adjacent regions.
Category: History

Syrian Influences In The Roman Empire To Ad 300

Author : John D. Grainger
ISBN : 9781351628686
Genre : History
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The study of Syria as a Roman province has been neglected by comparison with equivalent geographical regions such as Italy, Egypt, Greece and even Gaul. It was, however, one of the economic powerhouses of the empire from its annexation until after the empire’s dissolution. As such it clearly deserves some particular consideration, but at the same time it was a major contributor to the military strength of the empire, notably in the form of the recruitment of auxiliary regiments, several dozens of which were formed from Syrians. Many pagan gods, such as Jupiter Dolichenus and Jupiter Heliopolitanus Dea Syra, and also Judaism, originated in Syria and reached the far bounds of the empire. This book is a consideration, based on original sources, of the means by which Syrians, whose country was only annexed to the empire in 64 BC, saw their influence penetrate into all levels of society from private soldiers and ordinary citizens to priests and to imperial families.
Category: History

Jewish Identity In The Greco Roman World

Author : Jörg Frey
ISBN : 9789004158382
Genre : Religion
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The book addresses critical issues of the formation and development of Jewish identity in the late Second Temple period. How could Jewish identity be defined? What about the status of women and the image of 'others'? And what about its ongoing influence in early Christianity?
Category: Religion

Zenobia

Author : Nathanael J. Andrade
ISBN : 9780190638818
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Hailing from the Syrian city of Palmyra, a woman named Zenobia (also Bathzabbai) governed territory in the eastern Roman empire from 268 to 272. She thus became the most famous Palmyrene who ever lived. This book situates Zenobia in the social, economic, cultural, and material context of her Palmyra.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Religio Licita

Author : Görge K. Hasselhoff
ISBN : 9783110410051
Genre : Religion
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Der Band thematisiert die Frage, inwieweit die Bezeichnung Religio licita für das Judentum zulässig ist, und welche Relevanz sie für die Beschreibung des Verhältnisses von Römischem Staat zum Judentum hatte. Dies betrifft nicht allein das Judentum, sondern auch die Frage nach den Differenzierungsprozessen von Juden- und Christentum, auch, weil der Begriff selbst nur von christlichen Schriftstellern ab der Wende zum 3. Jahrhundert verwendet wird.
Category: Religion

Zenobia

Author : Nathanael Andrade
ISBN : 9780190638825
Genre : History
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Hailing from the Syrian city of Palmyra, a woman named Zenobia (also Bathzabbai) governed territory in the eastern Roman empire from 268 to 272. She thus became the most famous Palmyrene who ever lived. But sources for her life and career are scarce. This book situates Zenobia in the social, economic, cultural, and material context of her Palmyra. By doing so, it aims to shed greater light on the experiences of Zenobia and Palmyrene women like her at various stages of their lives. Not limiting itself to the political aspects of her governance, it contemplates what inscriptions and material culture at Palmyra enable us to know about women and the practice of gender there, and thus the world that Zenobia navigated. It reflects on her clothes, house, hygiene, property owning, gestures, religious practices, funerary practices, education, languages, social identities, marriage, and experiences motherhood, along with her meteoric rise to prominence and civil war. It also ponders Zenobia's legacy in light of the contemporary human tragedy in Syria.
Category: History

Das Palmyrenische Teilreich

Author : Udo Hartmann
ISBN : 3515078002
Genre : History
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This highly detailed and annotated thesis examines the political history of Palmrya with particular attention paid to the turmoil and unrest of the 3rd century AD, a century which saw crises across the Roman Empire. Chapters examine the problematic evidence, relations with Syria and Persia, cities and towns, coins, kings and rulers. German text.
Category: History