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The Coptic Church: Its Churches and Monasteries, Ancient and Modern

Otto F.A. Meinardus

in Two Thousand Years of Coptic Christianity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774247576
eISBN:
9781617970986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774247576.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

During the first century and the first half of the second century, the spread of Christianity in Alexandria and in Egypt had not been considerable. It appears that Alexandrian Christianity was rather ... 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


Valley of the Colosseum

Filippo Coarelli

in Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520079601
eISBN:
9780520935099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079601.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter describes Region III as a region occupying the valley between the Esquiline and Caelian hills. It explains that the region's name, Isis and Serapis, was derived from a local sanctuary of ... More


Alexander’s City by Egypt

Miroslav Verner

in Temple of the World: Sanctuaries, Cults, and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165634
eISBN:
9781617975431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165634.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Alexandria was founded shortly after Alexander the Great's conquest of Egypt in 332 BC but it is not clear whether the founding of the city took place before or after Alexander's celebrated visit to ... More


Prologue The Maddest Idea in the World

William P. Leeman

in The Long Road to Annapolis: The Founding of the Naval Academy and the Emerging American Republic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833834
eISBN:
9781469604039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895825_leeman.5
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on John Paul Jones, who at first glance, might seem to be an unlikely advocate of naval professionalism. Americans best remember him as the daring sea captain of the ... More


The dynamic earth (1818–24)

in Worlds Before Adam: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Reform

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226731285
eISBN:
9780226731308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226731308.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses studies on the movement of the earth's crust. One of the most contentious issues for deciding the adequacy or inadequacy of actual causes, as a means of explaining all the ... More


Religions of the Vanquished

Mark Edwards

in Religions of the Constantinian Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199687725
eISBN:
9780191815034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687725.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 6 collects what can be known about the cults of subject peoples in the Roman Empire, using as its template the invective of Firmicus Maternus Against the Error of Profane Religions. The ... More


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