In this classic study of cultural confrontation Professor Arnaldo Momigliano looks at the attitude of the Greeks to four different civilizations - the Roman, Celtic, Jewish and Persian - and analyses their cultural and intellectual interactions from the fourth to the first centuries BC. He argues that in the Hellenistic period the Greeks, Romans and Jews formed a special exclusive relationship and effectively established what until recent times was the normal horizon of Western civilization.
Preface; 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; Select bibliography; Index of names.
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