Jerusalem Against Rome
Peeters Publishers, 2006 - 581 pàgines
While conquering the world, Rome encountered a great number of peoples around the Mediterranean. We know very little about how these populations viewed their conquerors. The Jews were the only people to offer a comprehensive view of Rome over a great span of time. They expressed it in a rich corpus of Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic sources, reflecting the evolution of the relations between Jews and Romans: from alliance and friendship to tensions and revolt, culminating for the Jews in temporary compliance to foreign domination together with hopeful expectations for redemption. The image of Rome which emerges from apocryphal, Talmudic and Midrashic literature durably shaped the Jewish political, moral and eschatological vision of the world and history.
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ROME BEFORE 66 B C E AS SEEN BY PHILO
FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS HISTORIAN OF
ROME AND THE DESTRUCTION OF
The punishment of Rome and the return of Nero
The events of Hadrians reign
From Antonine the Pious to Diocletian
CONSCIOUSNESS OF ROMAN POWER
ROMAN RELIGION THROUGH THE RABBI
Dionysius or Mithra?
Popular beliefs and magic practices
THE MORAL IMAGE OF ROME
Moral judgement of Rome in rabbinic sources
APOCALYPTIC THEMES BEFORE 70
THE ROLE OF APOCALYPTICAL IDEAS
ROME AT THE END OF THE FIRST CEN
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