Volume XIII: Jewish Antiquities, Volume IX, Book 20 (Loeb Classical Library)

Volume XIII: Jewish Antiquities, Volume IX, Book 20 (Loeb Classical Library)

by Josephus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674995023

ISBN-13: 9780674995024

Pub. Date: 01/28/1965

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Josephus, soldier, statesman, historian, was a Jew born at Jerusalem about 37 CE. A man of high descent, he early became learned in Jewish law and Greek literature and was a Pharisee. After pleading in Rome the cause of some Jewish priests he returned to Jerusalem and in 66 tried to prevent revolt against Rome, managing for the Jews the affairs of Galilee. In the

Overview

Josephus, soldier, statesman, historian, was a Jew born at Jerusalem about 37 CE. A man of high descent, he early became learned in Jewish law and Greek literature and was a Pharisee. After pleading in Rome the cause of some Jewish priests he returned to Jerusalem and in 66 tried to prevent revolt against Rome, managing for the Jews the affairs of Galilee. In the troubles which followed he made his peace with Vespasian. Present at the siege of Jerusalem by Titus, he received favours from these two as emperors and from Domitian and assumed their family name Flavius. He died after 97.

As a historical source Josephus is invaluable. His major works are: History of the Jewish War, in seven books, from 170 BCE to his own time, first written in Aramaic but translated by himself into the Greek we now have; and Jewish Antiquities, in twenty books, from the creation of the world to 66 CE. The Loeb Classical Library edition of the works of Josephus also includes the autobiographical Life and his treatise Against Apion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674995024
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1965
Series:
Loeb Classical Library Series , #456
Edition description:
5th printing/1st pub.1965
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
717,079
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 6.64(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Prefatory Note

The Jewish Antiquities

Book XX

Appendices

Bibliographical Note (1980)

Index To Jewish Antiquities

Maps

Galilee and Surrounding District

Central and Southern Palestine

The Middle East in Josephus's Writings

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