The Roman Near East, 31 B.C.-A.D. 337

By Fergus Millar | Go to book overview
Save to active project

Achilles Tatius, Leucippe and Clitophon, on Sidon, 286
Aco. See Ptolemais
Adiabene: possibly short-lived Trajanic province of 'Assyria', 101; kingdom, language and culture, 493-494
Aelia Capitolina ( Jerusalem): refounded as colonia (130s AD), 106-107; Constantine's church-building at, 215-216, 350; expulsion of Jews from territory of, 348-349; Christian pilgrimage to, 385
agōnes, Greek: prevalence of, 234, 259, 523- 514; in province of Arabia, 425
Agrippa I of Judaea, kingdom of, 57-58, 59-61, 63
Agrippa II of Judaea: rule over Chalcis and right to appoint High Priests (AD 50), 63; rule over Batanaea and neighbouring districts (AD 53), 66; over parts of Galilee and Peraea (AD 54), 66; forces in Jewish War, 71-72, 75; death, provincialisation of his territories (90s AD), 91-92
Alexander, imitation of by Emperors, 142-143
Allat, temple of at Palmyra, 326
altars, as cult-objects, 12-13, 253-255
Amida ( Diyarbakir), fortification under Constantine, 209
Ammianus Marcellinus, account of Near Eastern provinces, 211-212
Antioch: Germanicus dies at, 53-54; relations with Titus (AD 70), 79; Roman canalization at (70s AD), 86-90; earthquake at (AD 115), 104-105; as capital of Pescennius Niger, 120-121; made kōmē in the territory of Laodicea by Severus (?), 123; inscription from honouring Praefecti Praetorio (AD 336), 210-211; made colonia by Caracalla, 143, 258; evidence for internal functioning, 259-260
Apamea: attacked in Civil Wars (45-44 BC), 28; Roman forces at in third century, 146, 159; geographical setting, 238; Semitic language spoken at (?), 241; villages in territory of, 250-251; character of city, 256- 263; Numenius (Neo-Platonist) from, 518
Aphaca, destruction by Constantine of cultcentre at, 215
'Arab' (as ethnic description): legendary descent from Ishmael and Hagar, 8, 11; Palmyrenes identified as (?), 221, 333; Nabataeans characterised as, 400; self-description by man from Kanatha, 419-420; Imru'l-qais as 'king of all the Arabs' (MLK' 'L 'RB KLH) (?), 434-435; 'Arabes' in Mesopotamia, 456; 'ruler of Arab', 495; problems of 'Arab' role in Near East, 512-515; 'Arab' ancestors of Palmyrenes, 525
Arabia: formation of province of, 92-97; census in, 97-98; forts in in Tetrarchic period, 184-189; southern part transferred to Palaestina, 192-193, 387-436; distinct variety of Christian belief in (?), 519
Arabic language, 4; inscription from Oboda with two lines in, 402-403; inscription of AD 328 in from en-Nemara, 434-435, 514
'Arabicus': as victory-title of Severus and Caracalla, 141; of Vaballathus, 171, 221, 333


Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Cite this page

Cited page

Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
The Roman Near East, 31 B.C.-A.D. 337


Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen
/ 587

matching results for page

Cited passage

Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?