Against Apion by Josephus

Against Apion by Josephus

by Flavius Josephus

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Against Apion by Josephus by Flavius Josephus

AGAINST APION is a polemical history written by Josephus in defense of Judaism. Jewish historian Josephus composed it in response to anti-semitic criticisms of Apion, an Egyptian (possibly of Greek descent) who spoke against the Jews before the Roman emperor Caligula.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012855282
Publisher: Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date: 07/06/2011
Series: Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 257 KB

About the Author

Titus Flavius Josephus (born Joseph ben Mattathias) (37-c.100 A.D.) was a law-observant Jew born and raised in Jerusalem. Through his mother, he descended from the former Hasmonean rulers of Judea. Josephus fought against the Romans in the First Jewish-Roman War. After being captured by the Romans, Josephus was pardoned and became a Roman citizen. He wrote all of his works in Rome under Roman patronage.

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