ICS BiblioSelect: Jews and Ancient Rome

Bonfil, Robert, Odad Irshai, Guy G. Stroumsa & Rina Talgam, eds. Jews in Byzantium: Dialectics of Minority and Majority Cultures (Jerusalem Studies in Religion and Culture, 14). Leiden: Brill, 2011.

Brandt, Olof.  “Jews and Christians in Late Antique Rome and Ostia: Some aspects of archaeological and documentary evidence" in Opuscula Romana 29 (2004): 7-27.

Cappelletti, S.  The Jewish Community of Rome: From the Second Century BC to the Third Century CE. Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism 113. Leiden: Brill, 2006.  

Cohen, Shaye J. D., and Ernest S. Frerichs, eds. Diasporas in Antiquity (Brown Judaic Studies, no. 288). Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1993.

Donfried, Karl P., and Peter Richardson, eds. Judaism and Christianity in First-Century Rome. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans, 1998.

Fasola, Umberto. “Le due catacombe ebraiche di Villa Torlonia.” RAC 52 (1976): 7-62.

Feldman, Louis H. Jew and Gentile in the Ancient World. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1993.

Fine, Steven. Jews, Christians and Polytheists in the Ancient Synagogue. London and New York: Routledge, 1999.

Frey, J. B. “L’ancienneté des catacombs juives à Rome.” Rendiconti della Pontificia Accademia 7 (1936): 185–98.

Ghilardi, Massimiliano.  “ ‘Del cimiterio degli antichi hebrei’: La catacomba ebraica di Monteverde nel IV centenario della scoperta.” Studi Romani 51/1-2 (2003): 27-29.

Goodenough, E. R.  Jewish Symbols in the Greco-Roman Period.  New York: Pantheon Books, 1953-68

Goodman, Martin. Jews in a Greco-Roman World, rev. ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Goodnick Westenholtz, Joan, ed. The Jewish Presence in Ancient Rome. Jerusalem: Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem, 1995.

Gruen, Erich S. The Construct of Identity in Hellenistic Judaism. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2016.

Harland, Philip A. Associations, Synagogues, and Congregations: Claiming a Place in Ancient Mediterranean Society. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 2003.

Himmelfarb, Martha. Jewish Messiahs in a Christian Empire. A History of the Book of Zerubbabel.  Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017.

Labahn, Michael, and Outi Lehtipuu, eds. People under Power: Early Jewish and Christian Responses to the Roman Empire. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2015.

Laurenzi, Elsa. The Jewish Catacombs: The Jewish Community of Ancient Rome and Its Funerary Traditions. Rome: Gangemi, 2011.

Leibner, Uzi, and Catherine Hezser, eds. Jewish Art in its Late Antique Context. Tuebingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016.

Leon, Harry J. The Jews of Ancient Rome. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America.1960, reprinted with new introduction by Carolyn Osiek.  Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1995.

Leon, Harry J.  “Symbolic Representations in the Jewish Catacombs of Rome.” Journal of the American Oriental Society 69/2 (1949): 87-90.

Leon, Harry J. “New Materials about the Jews of Ancient Rome.” Jewish Quarterly Review 20 (1930): 301-31.

Leon, Harry J. “The Jewish Catacombs and Inscriptions of Rome: an Account of Their Discovery and Subsequent History.” HUCA 5 (1928): 299-314.

Levine, Lee I. Visual Judaism in Late Antiquity: Historical Contexts of Jewish Art. New Haven, CT: Yale, 2013.

Lieu, Judith, John North, and Tessa Rajak, eds. The Jews Among Pagans and Christians in the Roman Empire. London: Routledge, Chapman & Hall, 1992.

Mason, Steve. A History of the Jewish War, A.D. 66-74. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Miles, Margaret R. “Santa Maria Maggiore's Fifth-Century Mosaics: Triumphal Christianity and the Jews.” The Harvard Theological Review 86, No. 2 (Apr., 1993), pp. 155-175.

Müller, N. Die jüdische Katakombe am Monteverde zu Rom. Leipzig, 1912.

Noy, David.  “Writing in Tongues: The Use of Greek, Latin and Hebrew in Jewish Inscriptions from Roman Italy.” Journal of Jewish Studies 48 (1997): 300-22.

Rajak, Tessa. “Inscription and Context: Reading the Jewish Catacombs of Rome.” In T. Rajak, ed., The Jewish Dialogue with Greece and Rome: Studies in Cultural and Social Interaction.  Brill: Leiden, 2000, 431-46.

Rutgers, Leonard V. “Archaeological Evidence for the Interaction of Jews and Non-Jews in Late Antiquity.” AJA 96/1 (1992): 101-118.

Rutgers, Leonard V. “Catacombs and Health in Christian Rome.” In Christian Laes, Katariina Mustakallio, and Ville Vuolanto, eds., Children and Family in Late Antiquity: Life, Death and Interaction.  Leuven: Peeters, 2015.

Rutgers, Leonard V. “Nuovi dati sulla demografia della comunità giudaica di Roma.” In G. Lacerenza, ed., Hebraica hereditas. Studi in onore di Cesare Colafemmina.  Naples: Istituto Universitario Orientale, 2005, 237-54.

Rutgers, Leonard V. “Reflections on the Demography of the Jewish Community in Ancient Rome.” In M. Ghirlardi and C. Goddard, Les cités de L’Italie tardo-antique (IV-VI siècles). Rome: Ecole Française de Rome, 2006, 345-58.

Rutgers, Leonard V. The Jews of Late Ancient Rome: Evidence of Cultural Interaction in the Roman Diaspora. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1995.

Rutgers, L. V., Klaas van der Borg, Arie F M de Jong, “Radiocarbon Dating of Several Ancient Jewish Oil Lamps from Rome.” Radiocarbon 49/3 (2007): 1215-1219.

Rutgers, Leonard V. “Radiocarbon Dates from the Jewish Catacombs of Rome.” Radiocarbon 44/2 (2002): 541-547.

Rutgers, Leonard V., Klaas van der Borg, Arie F. M. de Jong, “Radiocarbon Dating from the Catacombs of Saint Callixtus at Rome,].” Radiocarbon 47 no. 3 (2007): 395-400.

Rutgers, Leonard V., Klaas van der Borg, Arie F. M. de Jong, Constance van der Linde, Jelle Prins, “Further Radiocarbon Dates from the Catacombs of St. Callixtus in Rome.” Radiocarbon 49/3 (2007): 1221-1229.

Rutgers, Leonard V., Klaas van der Borg, Arie F. M. de Jong, Imogen Poole, “Jewish Inspiration of Christian Catacombs.” Nature Vol. 436 (21 July 2005): 339.

Solin, Heikki. “Juden und Syrer im westlichen Teil der römischen Welt. Ein ethnisch-demographische Studie mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der sprachlichen Zustände.” ANRW II.29.2 (1983): 587-780.

Toch, Michael. The Economic History of European Jews: Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages (Tudes Sur Le Juda Sme M Di Val).  Leiden: Brill, 2012.

Tropper, Amram. Rewriting Ancient Jewish History: The History of the Jews in Roman Times and the New Historical Method. London and New York: Routledge, 2016.

Vismara, Cinzia.  "Le catacombe ebraiche di Roma venticinque anni dopo. Palinodie, revisioni, nuove linee di ricerca," in Per Gabriella. Studi in ricordo di Gabriella Braga, eds. Marco Palma and Cinzia Vismara.  Cassino (Frosinone): Università degli studi di Cassino, 2013, pp.  1843-1926.

Vismara, Cinzia.  “Ancora sugli Ebrei di Roma.” ArchCl 38-40 (1986-1988): 156-7.

Vismara, Cinzia. “I cimiteri ebraici di Roma” in Società romana e impero tardoantico II. Roma. Politica, economia, paesaggio urbano, Andrea Giardina, ed. Rome: Laterza, 1986, pp. 351-92; 490-503.

Williams, Margaret. Jews in a Graeco-Roman Environment. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013 

Williams, Margaret. The Jews Among the Greeks and Romans. A Diasporan Sourcebook. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 1998.