Roman Edessa

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Author  Steven K. Ross
Publisher  Routledge
Publication Date   January 30, 2011
ISBN  0415620090
Pages  224

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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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