Domitian's Attitude toward the Jews and Judaism

@article{Smallwood1956DomitiansAT,
  title={Domitian's Attitude toward the Jews and Judaism},
  author={Edith Mary Smallwood},
  journal={Classical Philology},
  year={1956},
  volume={51},
  pages={1 - 13}
}
IN Christian tradition Domnitian is a persecutor. Talnmudic and Midrashic writings contain passages concerning the hostility of an enmperor toward the Jews. Although they do not refer explicitly to Donitian, and although, so far as I am aware, Donitian is never actually named as a persecutor in Jewish literature, these passages are generally, and plausibly, considered to refer to the last years of his principate because of Dio's testimony to an attack nmade in 95 on people who had adopted… 
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