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Bibil Identifier bibil:213194
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Fragile Vielfalt
Title (German, ) Beobachtungen zur Sozialgeschichte Alexandrias in hellenistisch-römischer Zeit
Author Zangenberg, Jürgen K.
Journal Biblische Notizen (Volume: 147)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language German
Pages 107-126 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Since its foundation by Alexander the Great, Alexandria was the economic and cultural hub of the Eastern Mediterranean in Hellenistic and Roman times. Alexandria’s geographical location resulted in a very diverse population. The most important groups of inhabitants were Greeks, Egyptians and Jews. This essay examines the legal and social position of these groups in Alexandria which often jealously defended their privileges against rivalling claims. A short look into the background of the anti-Jewish pogroms under Caligula concludes the study.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Alexandria
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : History and Civilization
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