Download e-book for iPad: Ancient Antioch: From the Seleucid Era to the Islamic by Andrea U. De Giorgi

By Andrea U. De Giorgi

ISBN-10: 1107130735

ISBN-13: 9781107130739

ISBN-10: 1107576717

ISBN-13: 9781107576711

From past due fourth century BC Seleucid enclave to capital of the Roman east, Antioch at the Orontes used to be one of many maximum towns of antiquity and served as a hinge among east and west. This ebook attracts on a century of archaeological fieldwork to supply a brand new narrative of Antioch's origins and progress, in addition to its resilience, civic satisfaction, and monetary opportunism. Situating the city nucleus within the context of the agricultural panorama, this e-book integrates hitherto divorced cultural basins, together with the Amuq Valley and the Massif Calcaire. It additionally brings into concentration the archaeological info, 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. eventually, it considers the interplay among the surroundings and the folk of the town who formed this zone and cast a unique identification in the broader Greco-Roman world.

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