The Near East Under Roman Rule: Selected Papers

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BRILL, 1998 - History - 481 pages
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The studies in this collection deal with a variety of subjects. Their focus is the Roman Empire in the East, the Roman army, Judaea in the Roman period, and Jewish history. Inscriptions are published in them and literary sources discussed. First, Judaea in the period before the arrival of the Romans as well as under Roman rule forms the centre of attention. Here, articles on specific documents are presented and historical problems discussed ranging from the Seleucid period to the Later Roman Empire. The second part of the book contains studies of the wider area and the third part is concerned with the Roman army, its organisation and aims in the Frontier areas. Many of these papers are hard to find and it is particularly valuable to have all of them together and logically arranged in one volume. Moreover extensive discussions of recent publications and newly published material have been added here.
 

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Contents

A Donation for Herods Temple in Jerusalem
21
Two Greek Inscriptions from Tell AbuShusha
31
Postscript
45
The Foundation of Aelia
87
Judaea after A D 70
112
The Babatha Archive
159
B Isaac and I Roll Legio II Traiana in Judaea
198
B Isaac and I Roll Legio II Traiana
208
A Neglected Inscription
313
New Evidence from
322
Inscriptions from Southern Jordan
334
The Meaning of Limes and Limitanei in Ancient
345
Hierarchy and CommandStructure in the Roman
388
An Open Frontier
403
Military Diplomas and Extraordinary Levies
427
The Persian Wars
437

B Isaac and A Oppenheimer The Revolt of
221
Ethnic Groups in Judaea under Roman Rule
257
Eusebius and the Geography of Roman Provinces
284

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About the author (1998)

Benjamin Isaac, Ph.D. (1980) is Fred and Helen Lessing Professor of Ancient History at Tel Aviv University. He has published extensively on Greek and Roman history and the archaeology of the Near East. His books include "The Limits of Empire: the Roman Army in the East" ("OUP," 1992, second edition).