Roman Edessa: Politics and Culture on the Eastern Fringes of the Roman Empire, 114 - 242 C.E., 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Roman Edessa

Politics and Culture on the Eastern Fringes of the Roman Empire, 114 - 242 C.E., 1st Edition

By Steven K. Ross

Routledge

204 pages

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Description

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS002000
HISTORY / Ancient / General