"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."--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
New evidence: the Roman-Jewish friendship tablet The timing of the embassy Early Roman ties of international friendship with Hellenistic powers Roman international friendship The treaty hypothesis revisited The outcome of the embassy in 162 BCE Epilogue: from 160 to 100 BCE.
KL147 .Z65 2017
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017.