Book Reminder: @FortressPress “Roman Imperial Texts: A Sourcebook”

From the Fortress Press website:

A selection of the most important sources for the cultural and political context of the early Roman Empire and the New Testament writings, Roman Imperial Texts includes freshly translated public speeches, official inscriptions, annals, essays, poems, and documents of veiled protest from the Empire’s subject peoples.


Part 1. Divine Sons and Their Gospels, Augustus • Tiberius • Caligula • Claudius • Nero • Vespasian • Titus • Domitian

Part 2. Identity in Community, Sample Letters from the Mediterranean World • Documents from Collegia and Synagogues • Cities of the New Testament World

Part 3. The Eternal City and Its Hold on the World

Praise for Rome • Voices of Dissent • Hidden Transcripts

Glad to see this out!

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2 Replies to “Book Reminder: @FortressPress “Roman Imperial Texts: A Sourcebook””

  1. Hi,

    Have you ever studied the connection between:

    (1) Ptolemy I Soter I (Ancient Greek: Πτολεμαῖος Σωτήρ, Ptolemaĩos Sōtḗr, i.e. Ptolemy (pronounced /ˈtɒləmi/) the Savior), also known as Ptolemy Lagides,[1] c. 367 BC – c. 283 BC, was a Macedonian general under Alexander the Great, who became ruler of Egypt (323–283 BC) and founder of both the Ptolemaic Kingdom and the Ptolemaic Dynasty. In 305/4 BC he demanded the title of pharaoh.

    (2) Serapis Christus

    (3) Arius of Lybia

    (4) Council of Nicaea

    (5) Hadrian Letter to Servianus 134 AD about “Bishops of Christ”

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