Alien Wisdom: The Limits of Hellenization

Front Cover
Cambridge University Press, Feb 23, 1990 - History - 176 pages
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.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User 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

Contents

The Greeks and their neighbours in the Hellenistic world
1
Polybius and Posidonius
22
The Celts and the Greeks
50
The Hellenistic discovery of Judaism
74
Greeks Jews and Romans from Antiochus III to Pompey
97
Iranians and Greeks
123
Select Bibliography
151
Index of Names
171
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information