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

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GENERAL INDEX
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

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