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    DescriptionExamining the numerous primary sources, including inscriptions, religions, histories, literary references, legal codes, and archaeological reports, Linda Jones Hall presents a composite history of late antique Berytus - from its founding as a Roman colony in the time of Augustus, to its development into a center of legal study under Justinian. The book examines all aspects of life in the city, including geographical setting, economic base, built environment, political structures, religious transitions from paganism to Christianity, and the self-identity of the inhabitants in terms of ethnicity and occupation. This volume provides: * the first detailed investigation of late antique Phoenicia * a look at religious affiliations are traced among pagans, Jews, and Christians * a study of the bishops and the churches. The full texts of numerous narratives are presented to reveal the aspirations of the law students, the professors, and their fellow citizens such as the artisans. The study also explores the cultural implications of the city's Greek, Roman and then Syro-Phoenician heritage.


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    Title
    Roman Berytus
    Subtitle
    Beirut in Late Antiquity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Linda Jones Hall
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 408
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 638 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415486798
    ISBN 10: 0415486793
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, HIS026000
    LC classification: DG
    Abridged Dewey: 937
    DC22: 939.44
    Thema V1.0: NHB
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    08 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    'The author's vision has succeeded in capturing a domain of historical experience and rendering it accessible to scholarly readers concisely and clearly.' - BMCR 'Interesting and rewarding ... there is much that is useful in this book.' - Minerva '[This book] will find its way into the collections of all serious students of the cities of the Roman East.' - Journal of Roman Studies