Alien Wisdom: The Limits of Hellenization / Edition 1

Alien Wisdom: The Limits of Hellenization / Edition 1

by Arnaldo Momigliano
     
 

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521387613
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1990
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface; 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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