The Jewish Community of Rome

From the Second Century B.C. to the Third Century C.E.


This volume deals with the development of the Jewish community of Rome in the late Republican and Imperial periods. It uses both literary and archaeological evidence, but attaches a great importance to the epigraphic source. The first section studies the structure of the community, in comparison with patterns attested both in Diaspora and in Eretz-Israel. The second section examines the historical development of the Jewish presence in Rome, and the third section deals with the structure of the catacombs and studies some interpretative problems presented by inscriptions. Through this material the book tries to find the links between this community and Mediterranean Judaism.

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Silvia Cappelletti, Ph.D. (2004) in History, University of Pisa, works as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Milano, Italy. She has published extensively on the history of Judaism and the Jewish Diaspora in the Roman Period.
Section 1: Introduction
The organization of the community
Section 2: The historical development
Section 3: Archaeological and epigraphic evidence
The Catacombs
The Inscriptions
Primary sources
Modern authors
Index of ancient sources
Index of names and places
Index of subjects
All those interested in Roman History and History of Late Antiquity, History of Judaism and of Jewish Diaspora, as well as classical philologists and scholars interested in problems of cultural interaction in the Roman Empire.