Alien Wisdom

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Author  Arnaldo Momigliano
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   February 23, 1990
ISBN  0521387612
Pages  188

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In this classic study of cultural confrontation Professor Momigliano examines the Greeks' attitude toward the contemporary civilizations of the Romans, Celts, Jews, and Persians. Analyzing cultural and intellectual interaction from the fourth through the first centuries B.C., Momigliano argues that in the Hellenistic period the Greeks, Romans, and Jews enjoyed an exclusive special relationship that guaranteed their lasting dominance of Western civilization.

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