Ephesos, Metropolis of Asia (Paperback)

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Its Archaeology, Religion, and Culture (Harvard Theological Studies #41)

By Helmut Koester (Editor), Maria Aurenhammer (Contribution by), Steven J. Friesen (Contribution by)

Harvard Divinity School, 9780674013490, 384pp.

Publication Date: May 30, 2004

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Description

This volume brings together studies of Ephesos--a major city in the Greco-Roman period and a primary center for the spread of Christianity into the Western world--by an international array of scholars from the fields of classics, fine arts, history of religion, New Testament, ancient Christianity, and archaeology. The studies were presented at a spring 1994 Harvard Divinity School symposium on Ephesos, focusing on the results of one hundred years of archaeological work at Ephesos by members of the Austrian Archaeological Institute.

The contributors to this volume discuss some of the most interesting and controversial results of recent investigations: the Processional Way of Artemis, the Hadrianic Olympieion and the Church of Mary, the so-called Temple of Domitian, and the heroa of Androkolos and Arsinoe.

Since very little about the Austrian excavations at Ephesos has been published in English, this volume should prove useful in introducing the archaeology of this metropolis to a wider readership.