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This student essay consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis of Hasmonean Rule.
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Hasmonean Rule: Analysing Its Evolution

Summary: The following is an essay on Hasmonean rule and it analyzes its evolution from a movement apparently rooted in the rejection of Hellenism to a rule which embodied many Hellenistic features.
In this essay I aim to examine the roots of Hasmonean rule and observe the relationship between the regime and `Hellenism' (mainly in the political context), and ascertain to what extent Hellenism became an integrated part of the Hasmonean dynasty's mode of governing its state. It is noteworthy to point out that many scholars explain the process of Hellenization as a long and drawn out one, as Lester Grabbe concisely states; "Hellenization was a centuries-long process of synthesis and diversification. It was not the simple imposition of Greek culture on the natives; indeed, the Greeks on the whole did not impose their culture but rather jealously preserved their `superior' political and cultural position in the Near Eastern society." Another aspect to bear in mind is that Greek coinage was used throughout the land of Palestine during the Persian period and Greek pottery found in the...

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