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The Acta Alexandrinorum are a fascinating collection of texts, dealing with relations between the Alexandrians and the Roman emperors in the first century AD. This was a turbulent time in the life of the capital city of the new province of Egypt, not least because of tensions between the Greek and Jewish sections of the population. Dr Harker's was the first in-depth study of these texts since their first edition half a century ago, and it examines them in the context of other similar contemporary literary forms, both from Roman Egypt and the wider Roman Empire. This study of the Acta Alexandrinorum, which was genuinely popular in Roman Egypt, offers a more complex perspective on provincial mentalities towards imperial Rome than that offered in the mainstream elite literature. It will be of interest to classicists and ancient historians, but also to those interested in Jewish and New Testament studies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521887892
ISBN-10: 0521887895
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Andrew Harker

ANDREW HARKER studied for his doctorate at King's College London before lecturing at the University of London. He now teaches Classics in Hertfordshire.

Books By Author Andrew Harker

Loyalty and Dissidence in Roman Egypt by Andrew Harker

Loyalty and Dissidence in Roman Egypt

Paperback, February 2011