The Stones of Antioch

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Last June I contemplated one of history’s little ironies. It happened in Antioch. Today, Antioch is Antakya, a small and charming Turkish provincial town. But some two thousand years ago it was a Greek metropolis. In the second century B.C.E., Antioch was the capital of the mighty Syrian-Greek empire. It exercised a magnetic attraction over the elites of the east …

Barry StraussThe Stones of Antioch