Roman Edessa

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Roman Edessa

Roman Edessa
Routledge | January 5, 2001 | ISBN-10: 0415187877 | 224 pages | PDF | 1.7 MB

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.