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Title: Eutychus in Troas
Subtitle: The Architecture and Archaeology of his Fall
Author(s): WILSON, Mark
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 101    Issue: 2   Date: 2020   
Pages: 231-247
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.101.2.3288264

Abstract :
The account of Eutychus’ fall in Acts 20,9 poses both translation and archaeological challenges. 'Third floor' is the preferable translation for τρίστεγος in the British system, 'fourth floor' in the American system. A multi-storeyed insula was the likely building in which the believers met in Troas. While insulae dating to the early second century CE can be found in Rome and Ostia, none have yet found in the archaeological record in the Greek East. Since poorer people lived on the upper floors of insulae, the ekklēsia in Troas was largely comprised of individuals from a lower socio-economic class.

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