By Andrea U. De Giorgi

From past due fourth century BC Seleucid enclave to capital of the Roman east, Antioch at the Orontes was once one of many maximum towns of antiquity and served as a hinge among east and west. This ebook attracts on a century of archaeological fieldwork to provide a brand new narrative of Antioch's origins and progress, in addition to its resilience, civic delight, and financial opportunism. Situating the city nucleus within the context of the agricultural panorama, this ebook integrates hitherto divorced cultural basins, together with the Amuq Valley and the Massif Calcaire. It additionally brings into concentration the archaeological info, hence featuring a concrete interpretative framework that, grounded within the monuments of Antioch, permits the reader to maneuver past text-based reconstructions of the city's heritage. ultimately, it considers the interplay among the surroundings and the folks of the town who formed this quarter and solid a unique identification in the broader Greco-Roman world.

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