Introduction: signification and cultural performance in Roman imperial Syria -- Part I. Greek poleis and the Syrian ethnos (2nd century BCE-1st century CE). 1. Antiochus IV and the limits of Greekness under the Seleucids (175-63 BCE) ; 2. The theater of the frontier: local performance, Roman rulers (63-31 BCE) ; 3. Converging paths: Syrian Greeks of the Roman Near East (31 BCE-CE 73) -- Part II. Greek collectives in Syria (1st-3rd centuries CE). 4. The Syrian ethnos' Greek cities: dispositions and hegemonies (1st-3rd centuries CE) ; 5. Cities of imperial frontiers (1st-3rd centuries CE) ; 6. Hadrian and Palmyra: contrasting visions of Greekness (1st-3rd centuries CE) ; 7. Dura-Europos: changing paradigms for civic Greekness -- Part III. Imitation Greeks: being Greek and being other (2nd and 3rd centuries CE). 8. Greeks write Syria: performance and the signification of Greekness ; 9. The theater of empire: Lucian, cultural performance, and Roman rule ; 10. Syria writes back: Lucian and On the Syrian Goddess ; 11. The ascendency of Syrian Greekness and Romanness -- Conclusion.
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