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By Peter Richardson

ISBN-10: 1423794753

ISBN-13: 9781423794752

ISBN-10: 1932792015

ISBN-13: 9781932792010

Archaeology has unearthed the glories of historic Jewish constructions through the Mediterranean. yet what has remained shrouded is what those constructions intended. "Building Jewish" first surveys the structure of small rural villages within the Galilee within the early Roman interval sooner than studying the improvement of synagogues as 'Jewish associations.' ultimately, "Building Jewish" explores Jerusalem's flurry of creating job less than Herod the good within the first century BCE. Richardson's cautious paintings not just files the tradition that kinds the historical past to any learn of moment Temple Judaism and early Christianity, yet he additionally succeeds in demonstrating how structure itself, like a textual content, conveys which means and hence without delay illuminates lifestyle and spiritual notion and perform within the old international.

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John’s College, Collegeville, Minn. I knew it only from photos, and only saw the completed project 45 years later. It was even more dramatic and satisfying than I had visualized it. It had stood the test of time and had been appreciated so much by its users that it was still in nearly pristine condition. qxd 10/5/2004 4:42 PM Page 11 RELIGION AND ARCHITECTURE 11 After graduation I traveled widely in Latin America. I now appreciate more fully the juxtaposition of important archaeological sites and modern architectural projects.

125). Seneca advises avoiding crowds (Ep. 7); he parodies the crowd’s reaction when a bandit was executed in the amphitheater for killing a traveler. Plutarch (ca. ) details Pompey’s elimination of piracy (Pomp. 24–28), giving a sense of widespread support for piracy despite the threat it posed. His 500 ships, 120,000 infantry, and 5,000 cavalry meant speedy success, followed by a very liberal settlement of captured pirates in existing and new cities. Pompey thought “that by nature man neither is nor becomes a wild or unsocial creature; .

Rome was even threatened with famine as a result of pirates, who are likened to robbers (Mithridatic Wars 91–96). They afflicted the Mediterranean as far west as the Pillars of Hercules (93), but they were a severer problem in the east, especially in Cilicia Tracheia, where piracy began. Piracy extended to Syria, Pamphylia, Cyprus, and Pontus—indeed, to almost all eastern nations (92). E. Octavian accused Pompey’s son Sextus of encouraging a “mysterious robbery infesting the sea,” so that famine threatened Rome (Bell.

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