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.

16 INTRODUCTION Jew actually met the Greek, and, on the other hand, the relations of Christian Rome to the Jews were deter-mined by quite different considerations from those that governed Pagan Rome. It is at this point accordingly that a study of the Jews among the Greeks and Romans may properly end. THE SOURCES Even for laymen it has become a matter of great interest to know upon what material the statements are based which scientists and scholars present to them. It is part perhaps of the general skepticism that has dis-placed the abundant faith of past generations in the printed word. For that reason what the sources are from which we must obtain the statements that we shall make here, will be briefly indicated below. First we have a number of Greek and Latin writers who incidentally or specially referred to the Jews. However, as is the case with many other matters of prime importance, the writings of most of these authors have not come down to us completely, but in frag-ments. That is to say, we have only the brief citations made of them by much later writers, or contained in very late compilations, such as lexicons, commonplace books, or manuals for instruction. Modern scholars have found it imperatively necessary to collect these fragments, so that they may be compared and studied more readily. In this way the fragments of lost books on history, grammar, music, of lost poems and plays, have been collected at various times. Similarly the frag-ments concerning the Jews have been collected, and   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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