ISBN-10:
9004119280
ISBN-13:
9789004119284
Pub. Date:
08/18/2000
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
The Jews in Late Ancient Rome: Evidence of Cultural Interaction in the Roman Diaspora / Edition 1

The Jews in Late Ancient Rome: Evidence of Cultural Interaction in the Roman Diaspora / Edition 1

by L.V. Rutgers

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Overview

It was long believed that Roman Jews lived in complete isolation. This book offers a refutation of this thesis. It focuses on the Jewish community in third and fourth-century Rome, and in particular on how this community related to the larger, non-Jewish world that surrounded it. Jewish archaeological remains and Jewish funerary inscriptions from Rome are examined from various angles, and compared to pagan and early Christian material and epigraphical remains. The author has shown great comprehensiveness, thoroughness, and accuracy in examining this epigraphic evidence. He also discusses the enigmatic legal treatise called the Collatio.
This volume proposes a new way in which the relationship between Jews and non-Jews in late antiquity can be studied. As such, it is an important and useful addition to the literature on Roman Jewry in the middle Empire.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004119284
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/18/2000
Series: Scholars List Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.46(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

Leonard Victor Rutgers, Ph.D. (1993) in Philosophy, Duke University, is Research Fellow of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences at the University of Utrecht. Among his numerous publications are The Hidden Heritage of Diaspora Judaism (1998) and Subterranean Rome. In Search of the Roots of Christianity in the Catacombs of the Eternal City (2000).

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