The City in Roman Palestine

Hardcover | March 1, 1995

byDaniel Sperber

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This book is a study of the city and urban life in Roman Palestine during the Talmudic period, 100-400 B.C. Rather than focus on a specific city, Daniel Sperber synthesizes what is known about city life in Talmudic Palestine to create a paradigmatic hypothetical Palestinian city. Drawing onnumerous literary records for his information, he describes the structure and use of many physical aspects of the city, such as its markets, pubs, streets, bathhouses, roads, walls, toilets, and water supply. Rounding out the study is a chapter describing the archeological evidence, written bySperber's colleague, Professor Joshua Schwartz. With the recent upsurge of interest in urbanization in the Greco-Roman world, The City in Roman Palestine will attract not only scholars of Judaic literature and history, but also classicists and ancient historians.

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This book is a study of the city and urban life in Roman Palestine during the Talmudic period, 100-400 B.C. Rather than focus on a specific city, Daniel Sperber synthesizes what is known about city life in Talmudic Palestine to create a paradigmatic hypothetical Palestinian city. Drawing onnumerous literary records for his information,...

Daniel Sperber is at Bar-Ilan University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9.29 × 6.18 × 0.91 inPublished:March 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019509882X

ISBN - 13:9780195098822

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"[T]he book can be read either as an entertaining introduction to life in the Greco-Roman city, or as a quarry for the rich material assembled in the text and abundant footnotes."--The Jewish Quarterly Review