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The Roman Family in the Empire: Rome, Italy, and Beyond

Michele George (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268412
eISBN:
9780191708589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268412.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book examines family life in the Roman empire and Italy, focusing on the influence of Rome on provincial family structure and attitudes towards family life as well as regional differences in ... More


Levantine Epigraphy and Samaria, Judaea and Idumaea during the Achaemenid Period

André Lemaire

in Levantine Epigraphy and History in the Achaemenid Period (539-322 BCE)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780197265895
eISBN:
9780191772023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265895.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The publication of the Samaria papyrus discovered in a Wadi ed-Daliyeh cave north of Jericho and the knowledge of the Samaria coinage help to fix the chronology of the Samaria governors from the ... More


Sennacherib’s Siege of Jerusalem

AMÉLIE KUHRT

in Representations of Empire: Rome and the Mediterranean World

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262764
eISBN:
9780191753947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262764.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Fergus Millar has been a pioneer among Graeco-Roman historians in appreciating the huge importance of Near Eastern societies and cultures within the ancient world. A continuous interest within this ... More


Rome and the Jews: Josephus on ‘Freedom’ and ‘Autonomy’

DANIEL R. SCHWARTZ

in Representations of Empire: Rome and the Mediterranean World

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262764
eISBN:
9780191753947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262764.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In Ant. 14. 77, speaking of the Roman conquest and dismemberment of the Hasmonean state in 63 bce, Josephus complains that ‘we lost our freedom and became subject to the Romans’. That is, eleutheria ... More


Herodians and Ioudaioi in Flavian Rome

Daniel R. Schwartz

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Focusing on the political relationship between Judaea and Rome, this chapter examines why Agrippa II, a staunch ally of Vespasian and Titus during the Great Revolt, was never rewarded with the ... More


Last Year in Jerusalem: Monuments of the Jewish War in Rome 1

Fergus Millar

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores in detail the role of the Flavian victory in Judaea in the physical transformation of the city of Rome. The triumph of Vespasian and Titus ex Iudaeis in June 71 CE was an event ... More


The Sack of the Temple in Josephus and Tacitus

T. D. Barnes

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Comparing Josephus’ and Tacitus’ (lost) account of the sack of the Temple in Jerusalem from Histories Book 5, this chapter underlines the importance of the Jewish War as a central defining event (or ... More


Flavian Religious Policy and the Destruction of the Jerusalem Temple

James Rives

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, looking at it from the point of view of Flavian religious policies. Vespasian and Titus were fully aware of the ramifications of ... More


The Fiscus Iudaicus and Gentile Attitudes to Judaism in Flavian Rome

Martin Goodman

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The disappearance of the Jerusalem Temple provided a context for Vespasian to devise what became for Jews the most hated symbol of their subjugation to Rome following their revolt. The institution of ... More


The Romans Abroad: Force, Diplomacy, and the Management of Empire

Liv Mariah Yarrow

in Historiography at the End of the Republic: Provincial Perspectives on Roman Rule

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277544
eISBN:
9780191708022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277544.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

As the Romans expanded their hegemony over the Mediterranean basin and beyond, their methods of engagement varied to suit individual situations and shifting objectives. These methods moulded the ... More


Going Greek: Culture and Power in Ptolemaic Alexandria

Tessa Rajak

in Translation and Survival: The Greek Bible of the Ancient Jewish Diaspora

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199558674
eISBN:
9780191720895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558674.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter shows that the broad claim that the King commissioned the translation is credible when set against the background of his ambitious cultural imperialism. In the early days of Alexandria, ... More


The Jewish Family in Judaea from Pompey to Hadrian—the Limits of Romanization

Margaret Williams

in The Roman Family in the Empire: Rome, Italy, and Beyond

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268412
eISBN:
9780191708589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268412.003.06
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Adopting methodologies from anthropological theory, this chapter considers family structure in Roman Egypt, the role of local practices such as sibling marriage, and variations in patterns between ... More


Deuteronomy and the Judaean Diaspora

Ernest Nicholson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198702733
eISBN:
9780191772313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702733.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This book challenges the view, widely agreed since the nineteenth century, that Deuteronomy, at least in an original, shorter form, was the ‘book of the law’ which 2 Kings 22–3 describes as the basis ... More


Conclusions: The Essential Essenes

Joan E. Taylor

in The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199554485
eISBN:
9780191745911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554485.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

Reading for the historical Essenes in the wide range of sources available, it is clear that the Essenes were a powerful legal society or school at the heart of Second Temple Judaism, supported by the ... More


The Phoenician Cities: A Case-Study of Hellenisation*

Fergus Millar

in Rome, the Greek World, and the East: Volume 3: The Greek World, the Jews, and the East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830307
eISBN:
9781469603216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876657_millar.8
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter presents a case study on the question of Hellenisation of the Phoenician Cities, where fusion of indigenous and Greek cultures seems to have taken place. It describes the two dimensions ... More


The Background to the Maccabean Revolution: Reflections on Martin Hengel's “Judaism and Hellenism”*

Fergus Millar

in Rome, the Greek World, and the East: Volume 3: The Greek World, the Jews, and the East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830307
eISBN:
9781469603216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876657_millar.10
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter focuses on Martin Hengel's first major work, “Judaism and Hellenism,” a study of Jewish and Hellenistic history. In this work, Hengel describes some aspects of the structure and nature ... More


The Roman Coloniae of the Near East: A Study of Cultural Relations *

Fergus Millar

in Rome, the Greek World, and the East: Volume 3: The Greek World, the Jews, and the East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830307
eISBN:
9781469603216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876657_millar.14
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter explores the Roman coloniae of the Near East and the impact of Roman rule. It discusses the complex stages of Roman colonisation in the Near East: the settlement of a veteran colonia at ... More


Polybius and Josephus on Rome 1

Erich S. Gruen

in Polybius and his World: Essays in Memory of F.W. Walbank

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199608409
eISBN:
9780191745102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608409.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Polybius and Josephus share more than a contempt for arm-chair historians with no experience of events or of topography. Parallels can also be drawn between their personal careers, which included ... More


Usurpers in the Levant and Beyond: The Second Century

Boris Chrubasik

in Kings and Usurpers in the Seleukid Empire: The Men who would be King

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198786924
eISBN:
9780191829055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786924.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter introduces four more usurpers, and in detail reconstructs their claims to the diadem in the second-century Levant, thereby offering a new history of the Seleukid empire in the second ... More


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