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The Inner Lives of Ancient Houses: An Archaeology of Dura-Europos

J. A. Baird

Abstract

Dura-Europos, on the Syrian Euphrates, is one of the best preserved and most extensively excavated sites of ancient Rome. A Hellenistic foundation later held by the Parthians and then the Romans, Dura had a Roman military garrison installed within its city walls before it was taken by the Sasanians in the mid-third century. This book considers the houses of the site as a whole. The houses were excavated by a team from Yale and the French Academy of Inscriptions and Letters in the 1920s and 1930s, and though a wealth of archaeological and textual material was recovered, most of that relating to ... More

Keywords: ancient Rome, Parthians, Dura-Europos, architecture, artefacts, textual evidence, daily life, Roman military, Sasanians, houses

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199687657
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199687657.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. A. Baird, author
Senior Lecturer, Birkbeck, University of London