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Once More: Nabis, Bishop of ′Aidhab/Berenike1

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163111
eISBN:
9781617970481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Muyser has pointed out that the Arabic text bears all the indications of a translation from the Coptic, and that the Scala copte 44 identifies “Aidhab” with Berenike. According to the text of the ... More


Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route

Steven Sidebotham

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244306
eISBN:
9780520948389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244306.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The legendary overland silk road was not the only way to reach Asia for ancient travelers from the Mediterranean. During the Roman Empire's heyday, equally important maritime routes reached from the ... More


The New Moon

Sacha Stern

in Calendar and Community: A History of the Jewish Calendar, 2nd Century BCE to 10th Century CE

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270348
eISBN:
9780191600753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270348.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The month in Jewish lunar calendars usually began when the new moon crescent was first sighted, as evident from Philo, Josephus, and other literary and epigraphic sources (e.g. the Berenike ... More


The Red Sea Basin and Indian Ocean

Getzel M. Cohen

in The Hellenistic Settlements in Syria, the Red Sea Basin, and North Africa

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241480
eISBN:
9780520931022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241480.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This chapter reviews the settlements in Ampelome, Arsinoe/Kleopatris, Arsinoe near Deire, Arsinoe Trogodytika, Berenike Epi Dires, Berenike Ezion Geber, Berenike near Sabai, Berenike Panchrysos, ... More


Trade and Transport

Colin Adams

in Land Transport in Roman Egypt: A Study of Economics and Administration in a Roman Province

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199203970
eISBN:
9780191708077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203970.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the role of transport in trade. Beginning with the Eastern Desert, using the evidence of archives, it considers the nature and status of transporters, and the nature of their ... More


Cyrenaica

Getzel M. Cohen

in The Hellenistic Settlements in Syria, the Red Sea Basin, and North Africa

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241480
eISBN:
9780520931022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241480.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This chapter describes the settlements in Apollonia, Arsinoe Taucheira, Berenike Euesperides, Kainopolis, and Ptolemais Barke. A group of terra-cotta figurines found at Apollonia has been tentatively ... More


Introduction

Steven E. Sidebotham

in Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244306
eISBN:
9780520948389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244306.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Berenike, a port on Egypt's Red Sea coast, is the ideal microcosm to study in order to come to grips with ancient “Old World” commerce and its impact on those who participated in it. The Maritime ... More


Geography, Climate, Ancient Authors, and Modern Visitors

Steven E. Sidebotham

in Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244306
eISBN:
9780520948389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244306.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The location of Berenike provided avenues of trade, communication, and conveyance of basic resources to and from the port, but also posed barriers to reaching it. Examination of ancient authors shows ... More


Ptolemaic Diplomatic-Military-Commercial Activities

Steven E. Sidebotham

in Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244306
eISBN:
9780520948389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244306.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Ptolemaic strata excavated at Berenike produced archaeological evidence that corroborates and adds to information preserved in ancient literary sources. The segment of an elephant tooth is evidence ... More


Ptolemaic and Early Roman Berenike and Environs

Steven E. Sidebotham

in Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244306
eISBN:
9780520948389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244306.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Excavations at Berenike revealed something about the size, layout, and building methods and materials used to create the port's infrastructure and how these changed over the life of the city. The ... More


Inhabitants of Berenike in Roman Times

Steven E. Sidebotham

in Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244306
eISBN:
9780520948389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244306.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter investigates those who lived in Berenike in the Roman period, their professions, religious practices, and the languages they wrote and spoke. It examines how the foods they consumed were ... More


Merchant Ships

Steven E. Sidebotham

in Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244306
eISBN:
9780520948389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244306.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

There was indication of ancient ship dimensions from wrecks excavated in the Mediterranean and northern Europe dating from the fourth century B.C.E. to the seventh century C.E., and these can be used ... More


Commercial Networks and Trade Costs

Steven E. Sidebotham

in Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244306
eISBN:
9780520948389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244306.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

After the annexation of Egypt in 30 B.C.E. Berenike became an important player in a series of interconnected local, regional, and wider-ranging trade and communication systems within and beyond the ... More


Trade in Roman Berenike

Steven E. Sidebotham

in Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244306
eISBN:
9780520948389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244306.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Evidence for Berenike's commercial contacts in the Roman period is far better than for the Ptolemaic. There are two major sources of information about items traded at or passing through Berenike in ... More


Late Roman Berenike and Its Demise

Steven E. Sidebotham

in Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244306
eISBN:
9780520948389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244306.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Excavations recorded pottery and a few coins dating from about the middle of the third century, indicating that Berenike had not been completely abandoned at that time. The size of the buildings and ... More


Desert Trade Routes

Robert B. Jackson

in At Empire's Edge: Exploring Rome`s Egyptian Frontier

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088564
eISBN:
9780300129519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088564.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses how four major Roman roads crossed the Eastern Desert to link the Red Sea with the Nile Valley, and carried the wealth of India and Africa from Red Sea ports to the great ... More


Egypt and Eastern Commerce during the Second Century AD and Later

Roberta Tomber

in Trade, Commerce, and the State in the Roman World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198790662
eISBN:
9780191833175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790662.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter looks at the archaeological evidence from several regions for the continuation of Indo-Roman trade during the second century ad. The emphasis here is on the Egyptian evidence, but this ... More


Money and Flows of Coinage in the Red Sea Trade

Dario Nappo

in Trade, Commerce, and the State in the Roman World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198790662
eISBN:
9780191833175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790662.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers the financial scale of Indo-Roman trade via the Red Sea, comparing the large sums mentioned by Pliny with the evidence of customs dues, ostraca from the Red Sea port of ... More


The Hathoric Model of Queenship in Early Ptolemaic Egypt: The Case of Berenike’s Lock

Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones and Stephanie Winder

in Greco-Egyptian Interactions: Literature, Translation, and Culture, 500 BC–AD 300

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199656127
eISBN:
9780191816949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656127.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at queen Berenike II of Egypt and in particular her dedication at the temple of Arsinoe II at Cape Zephyrion in connection with her husband Ptolemy III Euergetes’ successful return ... More


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