The Image of the Jews in Greek Literature : The Hellenistic Period Paperback
Part of the Hellenistic Culture and Society series
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; their religious, social, and political views; their literary and stylistic methods; ethnographic stereotypes current at the time; and more.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 628 pages, 3 line illustrations, 1 map
- Publisher: University of California Press
- Publication Date: 18/03/2016
- Category: Literary studies: classical, early & medieval
- ISBN: 9780520290846
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