From Roman to Early Christian Thessalonike: Studies in Religion and Archaeology

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Laura Nasrallah, Charalambos Bakirtzis, Steven J Friesen
Harvard University Press, 2010 - Architecture - 437 pages
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This volume brings together international scholars of religion, archaeologists, and scholars of art and architectural history to investigate social, political, and religious life in Roman and early Christian Thessalonike, an important metropolis in the Hellenistic, Roman, and early Christian periods and beyond. This volume is the first broadly interdisciplinary investigation of Roman and early Christian Thessalonike in English and offers new data and new interpretations by scholars of ancient religion and archaeology. The book covers materials usually treated by a broad range of disciplines: New Testament and early Christian literature, art historical materials, urban planning in antiquity, material culture and daily life, and archaeological artifacts from the Roman to the late antique period.

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Early Roman Empire
11
The Later Roman Empire and the Early Byzantine Period
211

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About the author (2010)

Laura Nasrallah is Associate Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School.

Charalambos Bakirtzis is former Ephor, Byzantine Antiquities, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Steven J. Friesen is Louise Farmer Boyer Chair in Biblical Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

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