The Image of the Jews in Greek Literature

The Image of the Jews in Greek Literature

The Hellenistic Period

eBook - 2010
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This landmark contribution to ongoing debates about perceptions of the Jews in antiquity examines the attitudes of Greek writers of the Hellenistic period toward the Jewish people. Among the leading Greek intellectuals who devoted special attention to the Jews were Theophrastus (the successor of Aristotle), Hecataeus of Abdera (the father of "scientific" ethnography), and Apollonius Molon (probably the greatest rhetorician of the Hellenistic world). Bezalel Bar-Kochva examines the references of these writers and others to the Jews in light of their literary output and personal background; thei.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010.
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1 online resource (xiv, 606 pages) : illustrations.

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