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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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The Growth of Community

Andrew M. Smith II.

in Roman Palmyra

February 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 13230 words.

This chapter discusses the growth of community at Palmyra. The growth of community at Palmyra and its vibrancy resulted from the city’s importance as an economic and religious center in the...

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Consensus, Community, and Discourses of Power

Ryan Boehm.

in City and Empire in the Age of the Successors

February 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 22775 words.

The final chapter explores the ways in which competing interests and social groups of the polis potentially threatened the unity of the synoikized city. It first discusses potential causes...

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Distinct Cult Communities within the Auxilia

Ian Haynes.

in Blood of the Provinces

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 4868 words.

This chapter examines another element of religion in the Roman auxilia, the so-called Approved Cults. Here, it appears a sense of regimental community was fostered through identification...

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Strigillated Sarcophagi and the Jewish Community in Rome

Janet Huskinson.

in Roman Strigillated Sarcophagi

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 1321 words.

Strigillated sarcophagi form a high proportion of the (relatively few) sarcophagi associated with the Jewish community in the city of Rome. It is notable that the great majority of them are...

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History and the Shape of Monastic Communities

Edward J. Watts.

in Riot in Alexandria

April 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 13575 words.

In 350, the leaders of the eight monasteries that made up the Pachomian ascetic system (Koinonia) traveled to Phbow, the headquarters of the federation, to greet Apa Theodore, the new head...

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Introduction: Winckelmann and the imagined community of classical scholarship, 1790–1930

Katherine Harloe.

in Winckelmann and the Invention of Antiquity

August 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 9474 words.

The first chapter seeks to redirects classicists’ attention to Winckelmann by examining the tradition of panegyric of him that played a central role in the self-representation of German...

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A Community of Dialers?

Richard J. A. Talbert.

in Roman Portable Sundials

February 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 15164 words.

The chapter pursues intellectual and social approaches, considering who might design, commission, or purchase geographical portable sundials—with what knowledge, how acquired, and with what...

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Ethnic Identity in the Roman Near East, a.d. 325–450: Language, Religion, and Culture*

Fergus Millar.

in Rome, the Greek World, and the East

October 2006; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 12889 words.

This chapter explores aspects of ethnicity, religion, and language in the Roman Near East through Greek and Latin literary works and inscriptions. It considers the period from Constantine's...

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Hellenistic History in a Near Eastern Perspective: The Book of Daniel*

Fergus Millar.

in Rome, the Greek World, and the East

October 2006; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 6345 words.

This chapter analyses the structure of the Book of Daniel's text that shows Near Eastern history from the sixth century up to the 160s bc The Book of Daniel, written in the 160s bc,...

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The Background to the Maccabean Revolution: Reflections on Martin Hengel's “Judaism and Hellenism”*

Fergus Millar.

in Rome, the Greek World, and the East

October 2006; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 10653 words.

This chapter focuses on Martin Hengel's first major work, “Judaism and Hellenism,” a study of Jewish and Hellenistic history. In this work, Hengel describes some aspects of the structure...

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Latin in the Epigraphy of the Roman Near East *

Fergus Millar.

in Rome, the Greek World, and the East

October 2006; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 7171 words.

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...

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Christian Emperors, Christian Church, and the Jews of the Diaspora in the Greek East, a.d. 379–450*

Fergus Millar.

in Rome, the Greek World, and the East

October 2006; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 13430 words.

This chapter outlines the main elements of religious co-existence, competition, and conflict between Christianity and Judaism in the Greek East, ad 379–450. It first describes the essential...

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The Art of Forgetting

Harriet I. Flower.

December 2006; p ublished online September 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 424 pages.

Elite Romans periodically chose to limit or destroy the memory of a leading citizen who was deemed an unworthy member of the community. Sanctions against memory could lead to the removal or...

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The Phoenician Cities: A Case-Study of Hellenisation*

Fergus Millar.

in Rome, the Greek World, and the East

October 2006; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 9006 words.

This chapter presents a case study on the question of Hellenisation of the Phoenician Cities, where fusion of indigenous and Greek cultures seems to have taken place. It describes the two...

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Public Sanctions against Women A Julio-Claudian Innovation

Harriet I. Flower.

in The Art of Forgetting

December 2006; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 13730 words.

This chapter points out that official sanctions against the memory of women did not exist in the public sphere of Roman life during the Republic. It notes that women were not subject to...

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Conclusion Roman Memory Spaces

Harriet I. Flower.

in The Art of Forgetting

December 2006; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 3211 words.

This chapter concludes that the Romans, and especially those who wrote history, saw memory (memoria) as if it were a discrete space, filled with the monuments, inscriptions, portraits,...

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Clementis' Hat The Politics of Memory Sanctions and the Shape of Forgetting

Harriet I. Flower.

in The Art of Forgetting

December 2006; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 5423 words.

This chapter presents some introductory Roman and Greek thoughts about the character of remembering and forgetting, and notes that memory sanctions are deliberately designed strategies that...

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Did the Greeks Have Memory Sanctions?

Harriet I. Flower.

in The Art of Forgetting

December 2006; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 9111 words.

This chapter analyzes the function of memory and punitive sanctions of the Greeks that provide the essential background to later Roman practices, especially during the Republic, and to the...

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From Polis to Madina: The Evolution of Large Urban Communities

Gideon Avni.

in The Byzantine-Islamic Transition in Palestine

January 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology; Classical History. 26867 words.

This chapter details the settlement processes and ethno-religious variability in four cities: Caesarea Maritima, the capital of Palestina Prima in the Byzantine period and a major...

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The Age of Revolts: The Loss of Byzantine Asia Minor

Dimitri A. Korobeinikov.

in Byzantium and the Turks in the Thirteenth Century

September 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology; Classical History. 35391 words.

The Mongol conquest of Asia Minor opened a Pandora’s box of Turkish resistance. The number of Turks near the border with Byzantium increased. Byzantine–Mongol diplomacy failed to solve this...

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