Born 1934, Haifa; Ph.D. 1967, Hebrew
Univ.; Lect. 1967; Sen. Lect. 1971; Assoc. Prof. 1976; Prof. 1988; Director, Jewish
National and University Library, 1990-1997.
Greek and Roman history. The Roman army
Abstract of Current Research:
The image of the Hasmoneans in the
This study aims at assessing the views
the Greek and Roman historians held regarding the Hasmoneans. It seems that their
portrayal of the Hasmoneans was based on Jewish sources that were adapted according to
certain Greco-Roman literary and political conceptions.
Shatzman, I. (1991) The Armies of
the Hasmonaeans and Herod. From Hellenistic to Roman Frameworks. T?bingen, J.C.B.
Mohr, 354 pp.
Shatzman, I. (1992) The Hasmonaeans in
Graeco-Roman historiography. Zion, 57: 5-64 (Hebrew).