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Theories of Nations and the World of Late Antiquity

Philip Wood

in ‘We have no king but Christ’: Christian Political Thought in Greater Syria on the Eve of the Arab Conquest (c.400-585)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588497
eISBN:
9780191595424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588497.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter is a counterpoint to the previous chapter. It focuses on the centrifugal effects of Christianity on regional identity, looking at this in the context of the wider Roman‐Empire and the ... More


Two Prophets at Kirtland

Paul E. Johnson and Sean Wilentz

in The Kingdom of Matthias

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195098358
eISBN:
9780199854134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098358.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This section provides the settings to which the Prophet Matthias—four months out of jail, who was found guilty of contempt of court and malicious assault on his own daughter—arrived at Kirtland on ... More


Hellenism and the Local Communities of the Eastern Mediterranean: 400 BCE-250 CE

Boris Chrubasik and Daniel King (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198805663
eISBN:
9780191843617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805663.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This volume focuses on questions of Greek and non-Greek cultural interaction in the eastern Mediterranean and the ancient Near East during a broadly defined Hellenistic period from 400 BCE–250 CE. ... More


Rome’s Troubled Third Century and the Emergence of a New Equilibrium

Matthew P. Canepa

in The Two Eyes of the Earth: Art and Ritual of Kingship between Rome and Sasanian Iran

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257276
eISBN:
9780520944572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257276.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

After Severus Alexander's murder, Rome's relationship with the Sasanian empire scarcely figured in the imagery and ideology of his successors, who were largely preoccupied with holding the northern ... 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


Latin in the Epigraphy of the Roman Near East *

Fergus Millar

in Rome, the Greek World, and the East: Volume 3: The Greek World, the Jews, and the East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830307
eISBN:
9781469603216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876657_millar.15
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter studies the role of Latin in epigraphic texts of the Roman Near East. Focusing on the epigraphic record of Palmyra, it considers three aspects that illustrate the complexity of the role ... More


Paul of Samosata, Zenobia, and Aurelian: The Church, Local Culture, and Political Allegiance in Third-Century Syria *

Fergus Millar

in Rome, the Greek World, and the East: Volume 3: The Greek World, the Jews, and the East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830307
eISBN:
9781469603216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876657_millar.16
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Paul of Samosata succeeded Demetrianus as bishop of Antioch. He held a government post as ducenarius (i.e., a procurator with a salary of 200,000 sesterces per annum) in the service of Palmyra's ... More


Caravan Cities: The Roman Near East and Long-Distance Trade by Land*

Fergus Millar

in Rome, the Greek World, and the East: Volume 3: The Greek World, the Jews, and the East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830307
eISBN:
9781469603216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876657_millar.17
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter follows the possibility of long-distance overland trade with central Asia of Roman Near East's caravan cities: Petra, Gerasa, Palmyra, and Dura-Europos. It draws on the Greek text ... More


Greatness of Mind

Peter Kivy

in The Possessor and the Possessed: Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and the Idea of Musical Genius

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087581
eISBN:
9780300135114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087581.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter examines the history of the concept of the greatness of the mind, suggesting that it may be attributed to Longinus of Palmyra in his work On the Sublime. It explains that Longinus ... More


Roman Palmyra: Identity, Community, and State Formation

Andrew M. Smith II

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199861101
eISBN:
9780199332717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861101.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In social, economic, and cultural terms, the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire was vastly complex, and it has fueled considerable debate among scholars concerning the nature of the interactions ... More


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