Archaeology and the Cities of Late Antiquity in Asia Minor

Archaeology and the Cities of Late Antiquity in Asia Minor

Hardback Kelsey Museum Publications

Edited by Ortwin Dally, Edited by Christopher Ratte

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  • Publisher: Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
  • Format: Hardback | 302 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 282mm x 25mm | 1,247g
  • Publication date: 31 December 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Ann Arbor
  • ISBN 10: 0974187356
  • ISBN 13: 9780974187358
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 158 black & white illustrations & 17 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,162,577

Product description

The city was the fundamental social institution of Greek and Roman culture. More than the sack of Rome, the abandonment of provincial towns throughout the Mediterranean world in late antiquity (fourth-seventh centuries A.D.) marks the beginning of the Middle Ages. This volume examines archaeological evidence for this last phase of urban life in Asia Minor, one of the Roman empire's most prosperous regions. Based on the proceedings of a symposium co-sponsored by the University of Michigan and the German Archaeological Institute, it brings together studies by an international group of scholars on topics ranging from the public sculpture of Constantinople to the depopulation of the Anatolian countryside in early Byzantine times.

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Ortwin Dally is the Acting Director of the Rome Department at the Deutschen Archaologischen Instituts, part of the Free University of Berlin. Christopher Ratte is Associate Professor with the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Michigan.

Review quote

This book amounts to a useful survey of stimulating current fieldwork and research carried out within the German-speaking and Anglophone traditions in modern Turkey. Scholars acquainted with urbanism in Asia Minor will find the contributions highly interesting and stimulating. -- Ine Jacobs American Journal Of Archaeology January 2014

Table of contents

Preface and Acknowledgements 1. Sardis in Late Antiquity, Marcus Rautman 2. Sculpture and the Rhetorical Imagination in Late Antique Constantinople, Sarah Bassett 3. The Remains of the Centuries. Sculptures and Statue Bases in Late Antique Ephesus: The Evidence of the Upper Agora, Maria Aurenhammer and alexander Sokolicek 4. The Sculptural Decoration of Ephesian Bath Buildings in Late Antiquity, Johanna Auinger 5. The Town Center of Miletus from Roman Imperial Times to Late Antiquity, Ortwin Dally, Martin Maischberger, Peter I. Schneider, and Andreas Scholl 6. The Riddle of the Market Gate: Miletus and the Character and Date of Earlier Byzantine Fortifications in Anatolia, Philipp Niewohner 7. Survey Evidence for Late Antique Settlement in the Region around Aphrodisias, Christopher Ratte and Peter D. De Staebler 8. Buildings and Citizens: Observations from Late Antique and Byzantine Blaundos in Phrygia, Axel Filges 9. Troy and the Granicus River Valley in Late Antiquity, Charles Brian Rose 10. Trades, Crafts, and Agricultural Production in Town and Countryside in Southeastern Isauria, Gunder Varinlioglu 11. Akoren: Two Late Antique Villages in Cilicia, Ulrike Wulf-Rheidt 12. Anazarbos in Late Antiquity, Richard Posamentir 13. Some Aspects of the Development of Osrhoene in Late Antiquity, Peter Baumeister 14. Cities in the Eastern Roman Empire from Constantine to Heraclius, David Potter Bibliography Index