Religious Life across Syria during the Roman Period: From Dura-Europos on the Euphrates to Mountaintop Sanctuaries at Mt. Kasion and Doliche
During the Roman period, religious life in Syria (present-day Syria and part of Turkey) underwent profound transformations. Understanding the interplay between cults restricted to initiates in private spaces, monotheistic faiths, and worship at large regional sanctuaries gives us a sense of the exceptionally broad range of religious experiences across this varied landscape. This afternoon symposium brings together four leading scholars to discuss their ongoing research on two of the major religious buildings at Dura-Europos, the mithraeum and the synagogue, and at the sanctuaries at Mt. Kasion and Doliche.