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    DescriptionIn 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.


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    Title
    Alien Wisdom
    Subtitle
    The Limits of Hellenization
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Arnaldo Momigliano
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 188
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 250 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521387613
    ISBN 10: 0521387612
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA, JFCX
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    DC21: 938
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    DC22: 938
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    LC classification: DF78 .M6
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHD, JBCC9, NHC
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    bibliography, index
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 March 1990
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    'This book, published in the year of his retirement, displays that elegance of style, openness of mind, and delight.' Oswyn Murray, Journal of Roman Studies 'Culture shock at such a period and on such a scale is a great theme, to which Professor Momigliano has applied all his enormous erudition, acuteness and powers of synthesis ... few men have the energy and mental power to travel on as many different intellectual passports as Professor Momigliano.' Simon Hornblower, The Times Literary Supplement 'This brilliant book deals with the interaction of Hellenistic civilisation up to the date of Augustus and the neighbouring cultures of Rome, the Celts, the Jews and Persia, concentrating on the less familiar aspects of the influence of these other cultures on the Greeks ... Enormous learning is displayed with full references for the professional reader. But the author's gift of clarity makes the book accessible to the ordinary reader who can follow, if he cannot check, the argument.' The Economist 'Diverse interests and enormous erudition have continued to be a mark of Professor Momigliano's large output. He has ranged up and down the centuries of the ancient world, classical and near eastern, deploying a by now legendary mastery of bibliographical techniques and a shrewdness of judgement which together have earned his universal respect as one of the most eminent of ancient historians.' The Times Higher Education Supplement
    Table of contents
    Preface; 1. The Greeks and their neighbours in the Hellenistic world; 2. Polybius and Posidonius; 3. The Celts and the Greeks; 4. The Hellenistic discovery of Judaism; 5. Greeks, Jews and Romans from Antiochus III to Pompey; 6. Iranians and Greeks; Select bibliography; Index of names.