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Archaeology and the Cities of Late Antiquity in Asia Minor

Edited by Ortwin Dally and Christopher Ratte

Archaeology and the Cities of Late Antiquity in Asia Minor
Hardback, 302 pages £37.00
Published: 2012
ISBN: 9780974187358
Format: 281mm x 220mm
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Subjects: Ancient Near East, Classical Studies and Ancient History, Kelsey Museum Publications


The city was the fundamental social institution of Greek and Roman culture. More than the sack of Rome, the abandonment of provincial towns throughout the Mediterranean world in late antiquity (fourth-seventh centuries A.D.) marks the beginning of the Middle Ages. This volume examines archaeological evidence for this last phase of urban life in Asia Minor, one of the Roman empire's most prosperous regions. Based on the proceedings of a symposium co-sponsored by the University of Michigan and the German Archaeological Institute, it brings together studies by an international group of scholars on topics ranging from the public sculpture of Constantinople to the depopulation of the Anatolian countryside in early Byzantine times.







Preface and Acknowledgements

1. Sardis in Late Antiquity, Marcus Rautman

2. Sculpture and the Rhetorical Imagination in Late Antique Constantinople, Sarah Bassett

3. The Remains of the Centuries. Sculptures and Statue Bases in Late Antique Ephesus: The Evidence of the Upper Agora, Maria Aurenhammer and alexander Sokolicek

4. The Sculptural Decoration of Ephesian Bath Buildings in Late Antiquity, Johanna Auinger

5. The Town Center of Miletus from Roman Imperial Times to Late Antiquity, Ortwin Dally, Martin Maischberger, Peter I. Schneider, and Andreas Scholl

6. The Riddle of the Market Gate: Miletus and the Character and Date of Earlier Byzantine Fortifications in Anatolia, Philipp Niewohner

7. Survey Evidence for Late Antique Settlement in the Region around Aphrodisias, Christopher Ratte and Peter D. De Staebler

8. Buildings and Citizens: Observations from Late Antique and Byzantine Blaundos in Phrygia, Axel Filges

9. Troy and the Granicus River Valley in Late Antiquity, Charles Brian Rose

10. Trades, Crafts, and Agricultural Production in Town and Countryside in Southeastern Isauria, Gunder Varinlioglu

11. Akoren: Two Late Antique Villages in Cilicia, Ulrike Wulf-Rheidt

12. Anazarbos in Late Antiquity, Richard Posamentir

13. Some Aspects of the Development of Osrhoene in Late Antiquity, Peter Baumeister

14. Cities in the Eastern Roman Empire from Constantine to Heraclius, David Potter

Bibliography

Index


 




Ortwin Dally is the Acting Director of the Rome Department at the Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, part of the Free University of Berlin.





Christopher Ratte is Associate Professor with the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Michigan.




Publication Details:


Binding:
 Hardback , 302 pages
ISBN:
 9780974187358
Format:
 281mm x 220mm

BIC Code:
 HDDK
BISAC Code:
  HIS002000, SOC003000
Imprint:
 Kelsey Museum Publications


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