Meanwhile, as the largest ethnic corpus in the late antique Roman empire rabbinic literature is an untapped resource. How can we tell the story of Jews in this period? What impact did they have on a larger Christianizing Roman empire? Recent studies explore evidence of Jews in Late Antiquity as Roman evidence, asking what this evidence reveals about life in the empire. My book, Specter of the Jews: Emperor Julian and the Rhetoric of Ethnicity in Syrian Antioch , turns the lens around, and asks how Jews are relevant to the study of what it meant to be a Hellene pagan or a Christian in Antioch.
This approach is unfortunate in that it is guided by the colonial arrogant? Though it must be maintained that there were elements of distinctive identity in these sets of practices, these practices were entangled with one another. From the second century b. This approach misses the layered realities of identity affirmation and negotiation within the complex realities of imperial administration.
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