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Works: v. 7

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Works: v. 7 by Flavius Josephus
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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.

Author Biography

Ralph Marcus (1900-1956) taught at the Jewish Institute of Religion at Columbia and at the University of Chicago.
Release date NZ
October 23rd, 1998
Contributor
Translated by Ralph Marcus
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
LOEB
Pages
452
Dimensions
115x170x21
ISBN-13
9780674995765
Product ID
3324815

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