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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


Envoi

Shawn Malley

in Excavating the Future: Archaeology and Geopolitics in Contemporary North American Science Fiction Film and Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941190
eISBN:
9781789629088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941190.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Excavating the Future concludes with a discussion of two real-world archaeological events: ISIS’s destruction of artefacts at Palmyra and Nimrud and the reaction by heritage preservation ... 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


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


Zenobia: Shooting Star of Palmyra

Nathanael Andrade

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190638818
eISBN:
9780190638849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190638818.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Hailing from the Syrian city of Palmyra, a woman named Zenobia (and Bathzabbai) governed territory in the eastern Roman Empire from 268 to 272. She thus became the most famous Palmyrene who ever ... More


The Consequences of the Destruction of Syrian Heritage on the Syrian Identity and Future Generations

Youssef Kanjou

in Testing the Canon of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190673161
eISBN:
9780190673192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673161.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter is a lament on the tremendous material and human losses from war in Syria. Palmyra and the Old City of Aleppo are two disastrous examples. The sites of Mari, Ebla, and Emar have been ... 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


Information, Legitimation, or Self-Legitimation? Popular and Elite Designs on the Coin Types of Syria

Kevin Butcher

in Coinage and Identity in the Roman Provinces

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199265268
eISBN:
9780191917561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199265268.003.0017
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

In a Famous Essay ‘Numismatics and History’, A. H. M. Jones suggested that Roman imperial coin types could be compared to the designs on modern postage stamps. The ... More


The Big Picture

Simon James

in The Roman Military Base at Dura-Europos, Syria: An Archaeological Visualization

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198743569
eISBN:
9780191916878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198743569.003.0014
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

It is now twenty years since Fergus Millar highlighted the importance of the spectacular archaeological discoveries made at the ancient city known today as ... 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


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


Navis: Excerpt from The Queen of Palmyra

Minrose Gwin (ed.)

in Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469646800
eISBN:
9781469646824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646800.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

InNavis, an excerpt from the novel The Queen of Palmyra byMinroseGwin, Florence, a young White girl glimpses the racial tensions in her small town of Millville in a subtle but significant interaction ... More


The Origins of the Elephantine Jews

Karel van der Toorn

in Becoming Diaspora Jews: Behind the Story of Elephantine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300243512
eISBN:
9780300249491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243512.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter seeks out the origins of the Elephantine Jews. For more than a century, their origins have been a mystery. Owing to the decipherment of Papyrus Amherst 63, this chapter reveals new ... More


Against Neo-Roman Mimesis: Johann Gottfried Herder at Carthage and François de Volney at Palmyra

Julia Hell

in The Conquest of Ruins: The Third Reich and the Fall of Rome

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226588056
eISBN:
9780226588223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226588223.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter seven begins with Piranesi, the artist who rendered Rome’s ruined stage visible in the new age of exploration and conquest. The author draws out the similarity between Piranesi’s staging of ... More


Framing the Narrative

Andrew M. Smith II

in Roman Palmyra: Identity, Community, and State Formation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199861101
eISBN:
9780199332717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861101.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter discusses the expression of Palmyrene identity, both in an individual and in a group sense, in inhabited space, as evident in archaeological remains, inscriptions, and literary sources. ... 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


Monsters in the “jihadi revolutionary atmosphere”

Marco Pinfari

in Terrorists as Monsters: The Unmanageable Other from the French Revolution to the Islamic State

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190927875
eISBN:
9780190927912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190927875.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter continues with the analysis of the terrorist “actor” by highlighting how the establishment of a “revolutionary atmosphere” through the use of political violence has been a goal of ... More


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