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The Resource Syrian identity in the Greco-Roman world, Nathanael J. Andrade

Syrian identity in the Greco-Roman world, Nathanael J. Andrade

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Syrian identity in the Greco-Roman world
Title
Syrian identity in the Greco-Roman world
Statement of responsibility
Nathanael J. Andrade
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"By engaging with recent developments in the study of empires, this book examines how inhabitants of Roman imperial Syria reinvented expressions and experiences of Greek, Roman and Syrian identification. It demonstrates how the organization of Greek communities and a peer polity network extending citizenship to ethnic Syrians generated new semiotic frameworks for the performance of Greekness and Syrianness. Within these, Syria's inhabitants reoriented and interwove idioms of diverse cultural origins, including those from the Near East, to express Greek, Roman and Syrian identifications in innovative and complex ways. While exploring a vast array of written and material sources, the book thus posits that Greekness and Syrianness were constantly shifting and transforming categories, and it critiques many assumptions that govern how scholars of antiquity often conceive of Roman imperial Greek identity, ethnicity and culture in the Roman Near East, and processes of 'hybridity' or similar concepts"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CAMBR
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Andrade, Nathanael J
Dewey number
939.4/305
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS96.2
LC item number
.A63 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Greek culture in the Roman world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Syria
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Group identity
  • Syria
  • Syria
  • HISTORY
  • Civilization
  • Civilization
  • Group identity
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Syria
Label
Syrian identity in the Greco-Roman world, Nathanael J. Andrade
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: signification and cultural performance in Roman imperial Syria -- Part I. Greek poleis and the Syrian ethnos (2nd century BCE-1st century CE). 1. Antiochus IV and the limits of Greekness under the Seleucids (175-63 BCE) ; 2. The theater of the frontier: local performance, Roman rulers (63-31 BCE) ; 3. Converging paths: Syrian Greeks of the Roman Near East (31 BCE-CE 73) -- Part II. Greek collectives in Syria (1st-3rd centuries CE). 4. The Syrian ethnos' Greek cities: dispositions and hegemonies (1st-3rd centuries CE) ; 5. Cities of imperial frontiers (1st-3rd centuries CE) ; 6. Hadrian and Palmyra: contrasting visions of Greekness (1st-3rd centuries CE) ; 7. Dura-Europos: changing paradigms for civic Greekness -- Part III. Imitation Greeks: being Greek and being other (2nd and 3rd centuries CE). 8. Greeks write Syria: performance and the signification of Greekness ; 9. The theater of empire: Lucian, cultural performance, and Roman rule ; 10. Syria writes back: Lucian and On the Syrian Goddess ; 11. The ascendency of Syrian Greekness and Romanness -- Conclusion
Control code
847663959
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 412 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107249974
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1357563
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)847663959
Label
Syrian identity in the Greco-Roman world, Nathanael J. Andrade
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: signification and cultural performance in Roman imperial Syria -- Part I. Greek poleis and the Syrian ethnos (2nd century BCE-1st century CE). 1. Antiochus IV and the limits of Greekness under the Seleucids (175-63 BCE) ; 2. The theater of the frontier: local performance, Roman rulers (63-31 BCE) ; 3. Converging paths: Syrian Greeks of the Roman Near East (31 BCE-CE 73) -- Part II. Greek collectives in Syria (1st-3rd centuries CE). 4. The Syrian ethnos' Greek cities: dispositions and hegemonies (1st-3rd centuries CE) ; 5. Cities of imperial frontiers (1st-3rd centuries CE) ; 6. Hadrian and Palmyra: contrasting visions of Greekness (1st-3rd centuries CE) ; 7. Dura-Europos: changing paradigms for civic Greekness -- Part III. Imitation Greeks: being Greek and being other (2nd and 3rd centuries CE). 8. Greeks write Syria: performance and the signification of Greekness ; 9. The theater of empire: Lucian, cultural performance, and Roman rule ; 10. Syria writes back: Lucian and On the Syrian Goddess ; 11. The ascendency of Syrian Greekness and Romanness -- Conclusion
Control code
847663959
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 412 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107249974
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1357563
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)847663959

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