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The Roman Near East

CX209-30/CX309-30

This module surveys seven hundred years of Roman rule in the region between the Euphrates river and the Mediterranean, from its annexation by Pompey the Great in 64 BC to the Muslim conquest in the seventh century AD. We look at the impact of Rome and its administrative systems on local societies and economies, examining many disparate sources of information: from calendars to pottery, from taxation to temple building, and from art and civic architecture to cult activities and codes of dress.

Module convenor: Prof. Kevin Butcher

This module is available in 2016/17

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