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.
Table of Contents
1. The Greeks and their neighbours in the
2. Polybius and Posidonius
3. The Celts and the Greeks
4. The Hellenistic discovery of Judaism
5. Greeks, Jews and Romans from Antiochus III
6. Iranians and Greeks
Index of names.