Josephus / Edition 2

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Josephus, author of the "Jewish War" and the "Jewish Antiquities", belongs equally to Jewish and to Greco-Roman history. A well-to-do priest and Pharisee at Jerusalem, he was a contemporary and chronicler of the great changes which took place in the Roman Empire in the first century AD and a controversial general in the great Jewish revolt of 66-73 against Rome. Tessa Rajak, an ancient historian versed in both Greek and Hebrew, assesses the varied source material to produce a sociological account of the Jewish revolt which casts fresh light on Josephus' attitudes, placing his achievement in the context of both Jewish values and the Greek historical tradition. This second edition includes a substantial new introduction and bibliography.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780715631706
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,560,968
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 8.66 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Tessa Rajak is Reader in Classics at the University of Reading.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition Preface to the Second Edition Introduction to the Second Edition Abbreviations Table of Events Map: the Palestine of Josephus Introduction
1. Family, Education and Formation
2. The Greek Language in Josephus’ Jerusalem
3. Josephus’ Account of the Breakdown of Consensus
4. Josephus’ Interpretation of the Jewish Revolt
5. The Structure of the Jewish Revolt
6. Josephus and the Civil War in Galilee
7. Josephus as an Aramaic Writer
8. Flavian Patronage and Jewish Patriotism Epilogue: The Later Josephus Appendixes
1. The native language of Josephus
2. The assistant theory
3. The dating of Josephus’ Antiquities and Life Bibliography Guide to Literature since 1983

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