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Egypt in the Graeco–Roman World: from Ptolemaic Kingdom to Roman Province

Alan K. Bowman

in Regime Change in the Ancient Near East and Egypt: From Sargon of Agade to Saddam Hussein

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263907
eISBN:
9780191734687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263907.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the changes in Egypt in the Graeco-Roman world during the Hellenistic and Roman periods following the death of Alexander the Great. It explains that these periods highlight ... More


Ancient History of Malta: From Prehistory to the Arab Conquest

Ayşe Devrim Atauz

in Eight Thousand Years of Maltese Maritime History: Trade, Piracy, and Naval Warfare in the Central Mediterranean

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031798
eISBN:
9780813038148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031798.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

This chapter discusses the period of Maltese prehistory when the first settlers arrived on the Maltese Islands. However, it is noted that seafaring activity in the Mediterranean dates back to about ... 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


The Ambiguous Name: The Limitations of Cultural Identity in Graeco-Roman Syrian Onomastics1

Maurice Sartre

in Old and New Worlds in Greek Onomastics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264126
eISBN:
9780191734632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264126.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the limitations of cultural identity in Syrian onomastics during the Graeco-Roman period. It warns against jumping to a conclusion based on modern understanding of the ... More


Water in the Desert and the Ports

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/9780520244306.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Methods used for water acquisition, storage, protection, and distribution in Ptolemaic and Roman times in the Eastern Desert were undoubtedly similar to those employed in the Pharaonic era. Water was ... 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


Amheida I: Ostraka from Trimithis, Volume 1

Roger S. Bagnall and Giovanni R. Ruffini

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814745267
eISBN:
9780814771327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814745267.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book presents 455 inscribed pottery fragments, or ostraka, found during New York University's excavations at Amheida in the western desert of Egypt. The majority date to the Late Roman period ... More


Roman Nubia

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/9780300088564.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the Roman Nubia, which lies south of Aswan and extends from the first cataract to the fourth cataract. In addition to the Meroites, ancient sources identified several desert ... 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


Ports on the Red Sea Coast

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/9780300088564.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explains that during the peak Roman period, from the late first century bc to the second century ad, seven main ports were operating on the Egyptian Red Sea coast. Although most of these ... More


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

Robert B. Jackson

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088564
eISBN:
9780300129519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088564.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book examines the history of the most important sites that constitute Rome's Egyptian frontier, and provides a summary of what is currently known or theorized about the Roman occupation of these ... More


Torpedoes in the Greco-Roman World: Pt. 2. From Therapeutic Shocks to Theories of the Discharge

Stanley Finger and Marco Piccolino

in The Shocking History of Electric Fishes: From Ancient Epochs to the Birth of Modern Neurophysiology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195366723
eISBN:
9780199897087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366723.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter shows how torpedo shocks began to be used in medicine as a form of “electrotherapy” ante litteram. It discusses what the ancients speculated about the nature of the discharge and its ... More


The Gateway to Africa: Aswan, Elephantine, and Philae

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/9780300088564.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the three important settlements in the vicinity of Aswan, including Syene itself, Elephantine Island, and Philae, during the Roman period. Because the annual flooding of the ... More


Siwa Oasis

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/9780300088564.003.0012
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the Siwa Oasis, which is the most renowned and yet also the most mysterious oasis, located only 45 kilometers from the modern Libyan border. The most famous attribute of the ... More


Sanctuaries and Cities

BEATE DIGNAS

in Economy of the Sacred in Hellenistic and Roman Asia Minor

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199254088
eISBN:
9780191719714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254088.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book presents stories of cities and sanctuaries, of their priests and the citizens worshipping their deities. One particular place and its story worth mentioning during the Hellenistic and Roman ... More


The Epigraphy of Honours at Siphnos:: New Evidence

Nikolaos Papazarkadas

in Epigraphical Approaches to the Post-classical Polis: Fourth Century BC to Second Century AD

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199652143
eISBN:
9780191745935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652143.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter presents the editio princeps of six honorific inscriptions from Siphnos. All of them were probably issued by the political authorities, i.e., the Council (Boule) and the Assembly of the ... More


The Small Oasis

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/9780300088564.003.0011
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the Small Oasis, a single region constituted by the two modern oases of Farafra and Bahariya. Farafra's ancient history is still somewhat of a mystery. Although archaeologists ... More


Linguistic Change and Religious Change: Thinking about the Temples of the Fayoum in the Roman Period

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines linguistic and religious changes through an analysis of the temples of the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt during the Roman period. It reflects on the contributions that new evidence has ... More


Diaspora and the “Assimilated” Jew

Erich S. Gruen

in Early Judaism: New Insights and Scholarship

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479896950
eISBN:
9781479825707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479896950.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

There were Jews throughout the Mediterranean basin during the Greco-Roman period. Inscriptions and other writings demonstrate that they were well integrated into the communities where they lived but ... More


History and the Historians of Medieval Spain

Peter Linehan

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198219453
eISBN:
9780191678349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219453.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This is a study of medieval Spain and its historians, from the chroniclers of the middle ages to the revisionists of the post-Franco era. The history of medieval Spain has long been perceived as a ... More


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