The Future of Rome
Roman, Greek, Jewish and Christian Visions
Jonathan J. Price, Tel-Aviv University
Katell Berthelot, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
DATE PUBLISHED: October 2020
$ 99.99 (C)
How was the future of Rome, both near and distant in time, imagined by different populations living under the Roman Empire? It emerges from this collection of essays by a distinguished international team of scholars that Romans, Greeks, Jews and Christians had strikingly different answers to that question, revealing profound differences in their conceptions of history and historical time, the purpose of history, the meaning of written words and oral traditions. It is also argued that practically no one living under Rome's rule, including the Romans themselves, did not think about the question in one form or another.
- A cutting-edge volume on a topic never before systematically explored
- Reveals profound differences between the views of the different peoples living under the Roman Empire on the same fundamental question
- Explores concepts of historical time and other modes of time
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