The Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans, and the Jews, each with their own vibrant culture, met in antiquity, and without completely losing their national identities absorbed deep and indelible influences, which remain with their descendants and with all of us to this day.
In this volume, dedicated to Ranon Katzoff, whose studies of Roman and Jewish legal antiquities have enlightened a generation, leading scholars investigate various aspects of the interaction among these four nations in antiquity, particularly on the cultural and legal plane, and something of their reflection in later times.
David M. Schaps is Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies at Bar‑Ilan University. His books include Property Rights of Women in Ancient Greece, The Invention of Coinage and the Monetization of Ancient Greece, and Handbook for Classical Research.
Uri Yiftach, Associate Professor of Classics at Tel Aviv University, is the author of Marriage and Marital Arrangements: a history of the Greek marriage document in Egypt, 4th century BCE-4th century CE (München, 2003), editor of six other books (including this one), and author of dozens of articles on Hellenistic Greek law and papyrology.
Daniela Dueck, B.A., M.A., and Ph. D. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Classical Studies at Bar-Ilan University, is the author of Strabo of Amasia: A Greek Man of Letters in Augustan Rome (London, 2005), Geography in Classical Antiquity (Cambridge, 2012) and dozens of articles on classical geography and history, and co-editor of Strabo’s Cultural Geography: The Making of a Kolossourgia (Cambridge, 2005) and of Scripta Classica Israelica.
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