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The Jews among the Greeks and Romans : a diasporan sourcebook

Author: Margaret Williams
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.
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As one of the few groups in the Greco-Roman world to resist cultural assimilation, the Jews remained an object of fascination throughout antiquity. Greek and Roman writers devoted much space to them, but few bothered to learn the facts about Jews, preferring to report stereotypes and rumor. Evidence does exist, however, to show what real Jews were like in antiquity and how they interacted with the Greeks and Romans,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jews among the Greeks and Romans.
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)647227894
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Williams
ISBN: 0801859379 9780801859373 0801859387 9780801859380
OCLC Number: 37987046
Description: xii, 236 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The Jewish Diaspora in the Hellenistic and early Roman imperial periods --
Life inside the Jewish Diasporan community --
Diasporan Jews and the Jewish homeland --
Jewish interaction with Greek and Roman authorities --
The Jews among the Greeks --
The Jews among the Romans --
Pagans and Judaism : academic and real-life responses.
Responsibility: edited by Margaret Williams.
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