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This paper focuses on one of the most important facets of the urban identity of the Jews living in Imperial Rome, the onomasticon, or the list of names adopted or chosen by the Jews living in Rome. While Noy makes use of seven diachronic categories of names indicating the status of a person, however, whenever possible, I tried to add a synchronic element. Thus, I shall differentiate between the early Imperial period and Late Antiquity. This study of Jewish names in use amongst the Jews of Imperial Rome is followed by a comparison between the use of the seven categories of names, amongst Jews and among some of the most important foreign groups. This comparison makes clear how the Jews as a group well fitted amongst other immigrant groups. Last, but not least, this study focuses on the issue of group identity. Thus, through the study of names, it is clear that although Jews had a very strong group identity, on the other hand, they were a mixed bunch. Slaves from Judaea, Roman born Jews, immigrants from Asia, and proselytes saw themselves part of the same group, bound together in collegia licita, or in communitarian associations.
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- List of contributors
- Werner Eck. Jerusalem in der Hohen Kaiserzeit und in der Spätantike: Wie war die Stadt organisiert und administriert?
- Alister Filippini. Un “triangolo rivale” tra il Meandro e il Lykos: Laodikeia, Hierapolis e Tripolis tra epoca ellenistica e Tarda Antichità
- Annarosa Gallo. Una restitutio finium agrorum vespasianea, il municipio tarentino e la forma Gracchiana
- Luigi Gallo. Le città greche e la qualità della vita
- Stefania Gallotta. L'ordine pubblico delle città: gli Sciti nella polis di Atene arcaica, un problema controverso?
- Samuele Rocca. “Now These Are the Names”. The Names of the Jews of Imperial Rome as Mirror of their Urban Identity
- Emilio Rosamilia. Hadrian, Foundation Stories, and Civic Identities in Second-Century-CE Cyrene
- Donata Violante. Gerusalemme. Storia e caratteri di una polis