Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
Syrian Influences in the Roman Empire to AD 300 (Hardback)
  • Syrian Influences in the Roman Empire to AD 300 (Hardback)
zoom

Syrian Influences in the Roman Empire to AD 300 (Hardback)

(author)
£105.00
Hardback 274 Pages / Published: 20/09/2017
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

The study of Syria as a Roman province has been neglected by comparison with equivalent geographical regions such as Italy, Egypt, Greece and even Gaul. It was, however, one of the economic powerhouses of the empire from its annexation until after the empire's dissolution. As such it clearly deserves some particular consideration, but at the same time it was a major contributor to the military strength of the empire, notably in the form of the recruitment of auxiliary regiments, several dozens of which were formed from Syrians. Many pagan gods, such as Jupiter Dolichenus and Jupiter Heliopolitanus Dea Syra, and also Judaism, originated in Syria and reached the far bounds of the empire. This book is a consideration, based on original sources, of the means by which Syrians, whose country was only annexed to the empire in 64 BC, saw their influence penetrate into all levels of society from private soldiers and ordinary citizens to priests and to imperial families.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138071230
Number of pages: 274
Weight: 685 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Conquest of Gaul
Added to basket
A History of Ancient Britain
Added to basket
Babylon
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Alexander the Great
Added to basket
The History of the Kings of Britain
Added to basket
The Twelve Caesars
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Britain BC
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Spartans
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Rubicon
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Egyptian Myths
Added to basket
The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt
Added to basket
The Inheritance of Rome
Added to basket
Pompeii
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Persian Expedition
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.