Judeans in the Greek cities of the Roman Empire : rights, citizenship and civil discord / by Bradley Ritter.
- Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2015.
- Supplements to the Journal for the study of Judaism ; v. 170.
Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism ; 170
xvi, 341 pages ; 24 cm.
- Jews -- History -- 168 B.C.-135 A.D.
Jews -- Judaea (Region) -- Politics and government.
Jews -- Judaea (Region) -- Social conditions.
Rome -- Politics and government -- 30 B.C.-284 A.D.
Political culture -- Judaea (Region) -- History.
Group identity -- Judaea (Region) -- History.
Citizenship -- Judaea (Region) -- History.
Cities and towns, Ancient -- Mediterranean Region.
Cities and towns, Ancient.
Jews -- Politics and government.
Jews -- Social conditions.
Politics and government.
Middle East -- Judaea Region.
- "In the first century CE, Philo of Alexandria and Josephus offer vivid descriptions of conflicts between Judeans and Greeks in Greek cities of the Roman Empire over various issues, including the Judeans' civic identity, the extent of their obligations to local cities and cults, and the potential security threat they posed to those cities. This study analyzes the narratives of these conflicts, investigating what citizenship status Judeans enjoyed, their political influence and whether they enjoyed the right to establish institutions for observing their ancestral worship. For these narratives to be understood properly, it should be assumed that many Judeans were already citizens of their cities, and that this status played a central role in those conflicts"--Provided by publisher.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 9789004289833 (hardback : alk. paper)
9004289836 (hardback : alk. paper)
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