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Unformatted text preview: MMW 3 4.12.08 USE PODCAST!!!! Roman Dealing with Judaism-Josephus – tells us about the background for Christianity-Writes on the Jewish War – Jewish Revolt – 66 – 70AD-Judaea area erupted in war-Romans have not seen how willing they were going to take this – Successful in the beginning-Josephus first on the side of the Jews, then made a quick change of allegiance The Jewish War-Titled for Romans – Jews believe is great revolution-Romans went to temple and left 1 retaining wall to remind the Jews what they have lost-Jews still go to Jerusalem and mourn at that wall – “whaling wall”-Sacked first – brought products back to Rome as trophy-Got hands on the law, the arc, the Manora-Even before the republic a t riumphant general hoped to get a parade through Rome-Got to talk to Jupiter, wear a purple toga, honored-Josephus described a parade – tells us what kinds of goods were brought back from temple-Describes typical Roman t riumph – really lavish – 3 condensed to 1-Gigantic day of Parades-There were floats – visuals of the war-Can see army surrounding the city, etc. representation of war-Painted-Also Spoils of war – some of them – The Law (tablet) was on display-Captured leaders got put in the middle and strangled-Don’t know what happened to ark of convenant 70 AD-No Temple – catastrophe for Jews – Romans getting tough with Jews-60 years later – another revolt – no Jews can live in Jerusalem-Jews really start spreading out Mediterranean-What’s on the temple mount is a Mosque Roman Government Vs. Christians-Paul – Roman citizenship-Once been tiny village in I taly fighting against I taly-Likely a lot of wars – Rome seems to have grown just because it’s a better warrior city-Comes to dominate most of I taly – now involved in a whole web of treaties allies-Romans came up with an idea that Greeks didn’t think of = levels of citizenship-low level to full roman citizenship-Only rich and powerful of the allied cities were eligible-Ruling families in I taly – prospect of Roman citizen...
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2008 for the course MMW 3 taught by Professor Chamberlain during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.
- Spring '08