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Edge of Empires. Pagans, Jews, and Christians at Roman Dura-Europos

in Catalog of Catalogs Online

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Editors

Jennifer Y. Chi, Sebastian Heath.

Curators

Lisa Brody, Gail Hoffman.

Imprint

New York City, USA, 2011. 124 pp., illustrations: 102 col., 30 b&w 27 × 19 cm. English.

ISBN

9780691154688

Location

New York University, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (23 September 2011–8 January 2012)

Description

One of two books published in conjunction with the exhibition “Dura Europos: Crossroads of Antiquity”. The exhibition’s initial showing in Boston provided a comprehensive historical overview of Dura-Europos, highlighted recent scholarship, and placed the city within its regional context. Its second showing, in New York City, focused on the linguistic, religious and cultural diversity of this Roman garrrison-city. 4 essays. Synagogue wall paintings discussed on pp. 47–49. The use of Greek among the Jews and Christians is described on pp. 87–88. Other brief references to Dura’s Jews and its synagogue throughout. Brief descriptive entries. 95 items.

main keywords

ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDSDURA EUROPOS SYNAGOGUESYNAGOGUES, ANCIENTSYNAGOGUES, WALL PAINTINGS

minor keywords

Historical photographsSyria

Other venue

Boston College, McMullen Museum of Art, Mass., USA (5 February–5 June 2011)

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