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The City in Roman Palestine

Daniel Sperber


This book is a study of the city and urban life in Roman Palestine during the Talmudic period, 100-400 B.C. Rather than focus on a specific city, Daniel Sperber synthesizes what is known about city life in Talmudic Palestine to create a paradigmatic hypothetical Palestinian city. Drawing on numerous literary records for his information, he describes the structure and use of many physical aspects of the city, such as its markets, pubs, streets, bathhouses, roads, walls, toilets, and water supply. Rounding out the study is a chapter describing the archeological evidence, written by Sperber's col ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780195098822
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195098822.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Sperber, author