Steven K. Ross – Roman Edessa: Politics and Culture on the Eastern Fringes of the Roman Empire, 114 – 242 C.E.

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2011 | ISBN: 0415620090 | English | 244 pages | PDF | 1.8 MB

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 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.

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