The Jews Among the Greeks and...

The book is a study of the contribution of the Jews to the modern civilization. The Romans and Greeks were originators of a great many elements of our civilization, but the Jews' impact was no less real or lasting. There was a time when Greek and Roman and Jew were in free contact. The results of this contact the author skillfully explores.

INTRODUCTION The civilization of Europe and America is composed of elements of many different kinds and of various origin. Most of the beginnings cannot be recovered within the limits of recorded history. We do not know where and when a great many of our fundamental institutions arose, and about them we are reduced to conjectures that are sometimes frankly improbable. But about a great many elements of our civilization, and precisely those upon which we base our claim to be called civilized— indeed, which give us the word and the concept of civic life— we know relatively a great deal, and we know that they originated on the eastern shores of the large landlocked sea known as the Mediterranean. We are beginning to be aware that the process of developing these elements was much longer than we had been accustomed to believe. Many races and sev-eral millennia seem to have elaborated slowly the insti-tutions that older historians were prepared to regard as the conscious contrivance of a single epoch. But even if increasing archeological research shall render us more familiar than we are with Pelasgians, Myce-neans, Minoans, Aegeans, it is not likely that the claims of two historic peoples to have founded European civ-ilization will be seriously impugned. These are the   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C  | I n d e x For use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. To purchase Scholar PDF version with advanced functionality, go to www. publishersrow. com

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FRONT MATTERThe Arch of TitusTitle PageCopyright PageDedication PagePREFACECONTENTSILLUSTRATIONSINTRODUCTIONI. GREEK RELIGIOUS CONCEPTSII. ROMAN RELIGIOUS CONCEPTSIII. GREEK AND ROMAN CONCEPTS OF RACEIV. SKETCH OF JEWISH HISTORY BETWEEN NEBUCHADNEZZAR AND CONSTANTINEV. INTERNAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE JEWS DURING THE PERSIAN PERIODVI. THE FIRST CONTACT BETWEEN GREEK AND JEWVII. EGYPTVIII. JEWS IN PTOLEMAIC EGYPTIX. THE STRUGGLE AGAINST GREEK CULTURE IN PALESTINEX. ANTIOCHUS THE MANIFEST GODXI. THE JEWISH PROPAGANDAXII. THE OPPOSITIONXIII. THE OPPOSITION IN ITS SOCIAL ASPECTXIV. THE PHILOSOPHIC OPPOSITIONXV. THE ROMANSXVI. JEWS IN ROME DURING THE EARLY EMPIREXVII. THE JEWS OF THE EMPIRE TILL THE REVOLTXVIII. THE REVOLT OF 68 C. E.XIX. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ROMAN JEWISH COMMUNITYXX. THE FINAL REVOLTS OF THE JEWSXXI. THE LEGAL POSITION OF THE JEWS IN THE LATER EMPIRESUMMARYNOTESBIBLIOGRAPHYINDEX
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