n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Jews, fish, food laws and the elder Pliny : notes

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There is a good deal of evidence that Pompeii was home to a community of Jews. Not all of this evidence is equally compelling, however. One of the indications of a Jewish presence which is not absolutely definite, but an indication which nonetheless commands interest, suggesting perhaps that the Jewish community was large enough even to influence the economy, is that inscriptions survive on several found in Pompeii, which can feasibly be taken to refer to kosher food.


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