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Rome in the East: The Transformation of an Empire

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In this lavishly illustrated and arresting study, Warwick Ball presents the story of Rome's overwhelming fascination with the East through a coverage of the historical, architectural and archaeological evidence unparalleled in both breadth and detail.
This was a fascination of the new world for the old, and of the mundane for the exotic - a love affair that took literal for
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Paperback, 544 pages
Published January 16th 2001 by Routledge (first published December 16th 1999)
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Jan-Maat
Although this was a long book, full of detail about the stone built villages of Roman era Syria and their dependence on the international olive market and the funerary customs of the Nabatenaens among others, it was also a simple and strikingly uncontroversial book at least for me, an amateur reader with no formal education in the history or archaeology of the ancient world.

This is the thing with education, that duct can be felt as an aqueduct marching across the countryside. Without it you lack
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