Alien Wisdom: The Limits of Hellenization / Edition 1by Arnaldo Momigliano
Pub. Date: 02/28/1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
In this classic study of cultural confrontation Professor Momigliano examines the Greeks' attitude toward the contemporary civilizations of the Romans, Celts, Jews, and Persians. Analyzing cultural and intellectual interaction from the fourth through the first centuries B.C., Momigliano argues that in the Hellenistic period the Greeks, Romans, and Jews enjoyed an exclusive special relationship that guaranteed their lasting dominance of Western civilization.
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Table of ContentsPreface; 1. The Greeks and their neighbours in the Hellenistic world; 2. Polybius and Posidonius; 3. The Celts and the Greeks; 4. The Hellenistic discovery of Judaism; 5. Greeks, Jews and Romans from Antiochus III to Pompey; 6. Iranians and Greeks; Select bibliography; Index of names.
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