Item description for The Near East Under Roman Rule: Selected Papers (Mnemosyne, Bibliotheca Classica Batava Supplementum) by Benjamin Isaac...
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 within 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 organization and aims in the Frontier areas. Discussions of relevant mid-1990s publications have also been added.
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Benjamin Isaac is Lessing Professor of Ancient History at the University of Tel Aviv. He is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the author of "The Limits of Empire: The Roman Army in the East."
Benjamin Isaac has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Tel Aviv Tel-Aviv University Tel-Aviv University Tel-Avi.