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Roman Edessa Steven K. Ross

Roman Edessa

Steven K. Ross

Published October 26th 2000
ISBN : 9781280111730
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204 pages
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Roman Edessa offers a comprehensive and erudite analysis of the ancient city of Edessa (modern day Urfa, Turkey), which constituted a remarkable amalgam of the East and the West. Among the areas explored are:* the cultural life and antecedents ofMoreRoman Edessa offers a comprehensive and erudite analysis of the ancient city of Edessa (modern day Urfa, Turkey), which constituted a remarkable amalgam of the East and the West. Among the areas explored are:* the cultural life and antecedents of Edessa* Edessene religion* the extent of the Hellenization at Edessa before the advent of Christianity* the myth of an exchange of letters between a King Abgar and Jesus.