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Episkopeia In Asia Minor

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Archaeology can compliment the literary sources by revealing the physical environment in which the bishop resided and conducted his profession. These structures fulfilled a range of functions: religious; administrative; and residential. Although there are several complexes in Asia Minor which have been proposed as bishops' residences, only Side, Miletus and Ephesus can be identified with certainty as episkopeia. This chapter mainly focuses on these three examples, evaluating architectural elements in order to classify rooms and assess their usage. It sheds light on the physical surroundings of the late antique bishop and provides clues about his life. For our purposes, an analysis of the relationship between the layout of a city and an episkopeion can provide information concerning the analogous relationship between the late antique city and the Church. Fortunately, the episkopeia examined by the chapter are located in archaeological sites that also offer substantial information about their urban setting.

Keywords: Asia Minor; bishops' residences; Ephesus; episkopeia; late antique city; Miletus; Side



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