This chapter examines Roman culture through an analysis of rabbinic literature. The findings indicate that Rabbinic texts tell satisfyingly complex stories about Roman culture and its reception. The analyses of some rabbinic stories also attest to a relatively unfraught process of romanisation. However, the rabbinic tales are complicated by all sorts of contextual issues including the rabbis' rejection of Rome and of romanitas in all its manifestations.
Keywords: Roman culture; rabbinic literature; rabbinic texts; romanisation; contextual issues; romanitas
Chapter. 7947 words.
Subjects: Asian History
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