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    Everyday life in Roman Dura-Europos: the evidence of dress practices

    Baird, Jennifer A. (2017) Everyday life in Roman Dura-Europos: the evidence of dress practices. In: Kaizer, T. (ed.) Religion, Society and Culture at Dura-Europos. Yale Classical Studies. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107123793.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: This volume advances our understanding of the religion, society and culture of Dura-Europos, the small town on the Euphrates known since the 1930s as the 'Pompeii of the Syrian desert'. Several features make the site potentially our best source for day-to-day life in a small town situated on the periphery of the Roman world: inscriptions and graffiti in ten ancient languages; sculptures and frescoes combining elements of Classical and Oriental art; the most important papyrological dossier of any military unit in the Roman world; documents relating to the local economy; over a dozen pagan sanctuaries; plus a famously painted synagogue and the earliest Christian house church, all set in a gridiron city plan and surrounded by well-preserved fortifications. Dura's unique findings facilitate the study of life in a provincial small town to a degree that archaeology and history do not usually allow.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Research Centres and Institutes: Architecture, Space and Society, Centre for
    Depositing User: Jennifer Baird
    Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2016 14:10
    Last Modified: 01 Aug 2018 14:47
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/4955

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