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Roman PalmyraIdentity, Community, and State Formation$
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Andrew M. Smith II

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199861101

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861101.001.0001

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The Growth of Community

The Growth of Community

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(p.55) 3 The Growth of Community
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Roman Palmyra
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Andrew M. Smith II

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861101.003.0003

This chapter discusses the growth of community at Palmyra. The growth of community at Palmyra and its vibrancy resulted from the city’s importance as an economic and religious center in the Syrian desert. At the peak of its prosperity, Palmyra accommodated between 40,000 to 60,000 people in the city, with an additional population of 250,000 in the wider hinterland. While it is doubtful that we will ever know for certain all the factors that attracted people to the oasis in the first place, two were clearly preeminent: the cultic significance of the site as a center for shared religious association and the role of the city both as a locus for economic opportunity and an administrative center.

Keywords:   community development, palmyra, religious center, economic center, population

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