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The Jewish War (Penguin Black Classics Series)

Flavius Josephus

The Jewish War (Penguin Black Classics Series)

Flavius Josephus

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'It is God then, God Himself who is bringing with the Romans fire to purge the Temple and is blotting out the City, brimful of corruption.'
Josephus' account of a war marked by treachery and atrocity is a superbly detailed and evocative record of the Jewish rebellion against Rome between AD 66 and 70. Originally a rebel leader, Josephus changed sides after he was captured to become a Rome-appointed negotiator, and so was uniquely placed to observe these turbulent events, from the siege of Jerusalem to the final heroic resistance and mass suicides at Masada. His account provides much of what we know about the history of the Jews under Roman rule, with vivid portraits of key figures such as the Emperor Vespasian and Herod the Great. Often self-justifying and divided in its loyalties, The Jewish War nevertheless remains one of the most immediate accounts ever written of war, its heroism and its horrors.

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'It is God then, God Himself who is bringing with the Romans fire to purge the Temple and is blotting out the City, brimful of corruption.'
Josephus' account of a war marked by treachery and atrocity is a superbly detailed and evocative record of the Jewish rebellion against Rome between AD 66 and 70. Originally a rebel leader, Josephus changed sides after he was captured to become a Rome-appointed negotiator, and so was uniquely placed to observe these turbulent events, from the siege of Jerusalem to the final heroic resistance and mass suicides at Masada. His account provides much of what we know about the history of the Jews under Roman rule, with vivid portraits of key figures such as the Emperor Vespasian and Herod the Great. Often self-justifying and divided in its loyalties, The Jewish War nevertheless remains one of the most immediate accounts ever written of war, its heroism and its horrors.

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Flavius Josephus

Flavius Josphus (c. A.D. 37-100) was born to an aristocratic Jewish family, served as a priest, and later became the commander of Jewish forces in Galilee following the revolt against Rome that began A.D. 66. Captured by the Romans, Josephus spent his later life in Rome under the patronage of the Roman emperors where he composed his history of the Jewish people and his account of the Jewish war that led to the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in A.D. 70.

Table Of Contents

  • :the Jewish War - Josephus Foreword To This Edition
    introduction
    josephus' Life
    josephus' Works
    josephus As A Historian

    the Jewish War

    preface
    1. Herod's Predecessors
    2. Herod's Rise To Power
    3. Herod Master Of Palestine
    4. Herod's Murder Of Mariamme And Her Children
    5. Herod's Murder Of His Heir, And Death
    6. The Rise And Fall Of Archelaus
    7. Judaea Under Roman Rule
    8. War Clouds
    9. The Outbreak Of War
    10. Josephus Governor Of Galilee
    11. The Coming Of Vespasian And Titus
    12. Josephus The Prisoner Of Vespasian
    13. Vespasian's Conquering Advance
    14. Factions In Jerusalem
    15. Atrocities In The City. Vespasian's Intervention
    16. Vespasian Emperor
    17. The Siege Of Jerusalem - First Stages
    18. Two Walls Captured
    19. The Horrors Of The Siege
    20. Antonia Captured And Destroyed
    21. The Temple Burnt And The City Taken
    22. Jerusalem Destroyed: Roman Celebrations
    23. Cleaning-up Operations
    notes
    appendixes:
    a. Bandits, Terrorists, Sicarii And Zealots
    b. Roman Provincial Administration And Defence
    c. Money
    d. Josephus' Calendar
    e. Qumran
    f. The Slavonic Versions Of the Jewish War
    chronological Table
    maps And Plans:
    the Eastern Mediterranean
    palestine
    jerusalem In A. D. 70
    herod's Temple Enclosure
    herod's Temple
    the Herodian Family
    glossary Of Technical Terms
    bibliography
    index

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  • Catalogue Code 22915
  • Product Code 0140444203
  • EAN 9780140444209
  • Pages 512
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Penguin Books
  • Publication Date Feb 1984
  • Sales Rank #21738
  • Dimensions 198 x 129 x 22 mm
  • Weight 0.368kg

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