Roman Edessa: Politics and Culture on the Eastern Fringes of the Roman Empire, 114 - 242 C.E.

1st Edition

Steven K. Ross

Published January 31, 2011
Reference - 204 Pages
ISBN 9780415620093 - CAT# Y116748

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Roman Edessa offers a comprehensive and erudite analysis of the ancient city of Edessa (modern day Urfa, Turkey), which constituted a remarkable amalgam of the East and the West. Among the areas explored are:

  • the cultural life and antecedents of Edessa
  • Edessene religion
  • the extent of the Hellenization at Edessa before the advent of Christianity
  • the myth of an exchange of letters between a King Abgar and Jesus.


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