The Jewish Dialogue with Greece and Rome: Studies in Cultural and Social Interaction

This quantity contains twenty-seven interdisciplinary essays written by way of Tessa Rajak, a widely known pupil, on features of Judaism within the Greco-Roman global. The essays derive from the author's long-standing pursuits within the research of texts as records of cultural and spiritual interplay, and in how Jewish groups have been woven into the social cloth of Greek towns within the Hellenistic and Roman East. The publication is split into 4 sections: Greeks and Jews, Josephus, The Jewish Diaspora and Epigraphy, and an epilogue, which addresses smooth makes use of and abuses of the Greek-Jewish polarity as exemplified through 3 nineteenth-century writers. students and scholars from a wide selection of backgrounds will profit. This e-book has additionally been released in hardback, please click on right here for information.

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