Alien Wisdom: The Limits of Hellenization
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - thcson - LibraryThing
These are six scholarly lectures on the cultural interaction between Greeks and their neighbours in the Hellenistic age. The discussion focuses on the literary evidence with fairly few speculations or interpretations on broader perspectives, so the style might be a bit too academic for most laymen. Read full review