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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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"Culture shock at such a period on such a scale is a great theme, to which Professor Momigliano has applied all his enormous erudition, acuteness and powers of synthesis." Times Literary Supplement
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- Date Published: February 1990
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521387613
- length: 188 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 13 mm
- weight: 0.25kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
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
Index of names.
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