Rome and Judaea: International Law Relations, 162-100 BCE

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Routledge, Dec 8, 2016 - History - 350 pages

Rome and Judaea explores the nature of Judaea’s first diplomatic mission to Rome during the Maccabean revolt: did it result in a sanctioned treaty or was it founded instead on amity? This book breaks new ground in this debate by bringing to light the "Roman-Jewish Friendship tablet," a newly discovered piece of evidence that challenges the theory Rome ratified an official treaty with Judaea. Incorporating interdisciplinary research and this new textual evidence, the book argues that Roman-Jewish relations during the Maccabean revolt were motivated by the Roman concept of diplomatic friendship, or amicitia.

 

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Contents

Introduction
the RomanJewish friendship tablet
Early Roman ties of international friendship with Hellenistic
Roman international friendship
The treaty hypothesis revisited
The outcome of the embassy in 162
from 160 to 100

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About the author (2016)

Linda Zollschan is an independent research professional based in Israel. She obtained her PhD from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheva, Israel.

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