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The role of Palmyrene temples in long-distance trade in the Roman Near East

@inproceedings{Grout2016TheRO,
  title={The role of Palmyrene temples in long-distance trade in the Roman Near East},
  author={John H. Grout},
  year={2016}
}
This thesis is a study of the archaeology, epigraphy and historiography of Palmyrene temples and longdistance trade in early Roman Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and western Iraq. Forty-two temples are examined, both Palmyrene and comparanda, in both urban and rural settings. New models are proposed which characterise the roles which these temples are shown to have played in long-distance trade. These models include: ‘networking’ temples acting as foci for the network of trust upon which long-distance… Expand
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