The Religious Life of Palmyra

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Author  Ted Kaizer
Publisher  Franz Steiner Verlag
Publication Date   December 31, 2002
ISBN  3515080279
Pages  305

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The Roman city of Palmyra had an outward appearance that was conventionally hellenised, but many aspects of social and religious life were influenced by a number of different cultures and both Greek and local Aramaic languages coexisted. This study which is a revised version of Kaizer's doctoral thesis, studies the religious life and ritual activities of Palmyra under the Romans. Discussing epigraphic, sculptural and architectural evidence from temples, he reveals that, apart from the Imperial cult, direct Roman influence on religious life is largely absent.

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