The Herodian dynasty strategically used marriage alliances to articulate a variety of social, political, religious and ethnic identities. Key case studies will discuss the way Herod the Great articulated Idumaean, Samaritan and Jewish ethnic identities alongside instances of Royal and Priestly social identity. Analysis of the later Herodian family will reveal an increasing trend away from Jewish social identity towards that of the Roman Provincial elite more generally.
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