Josephus

By: Tessa Rajak

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2nd Editin (Duckworth - 2002) Previous owner's name and green mark on inside front cover. No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. Appears unread. . . . . . . . . TOC: * Map: the Palestine of Josephus -- 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 -- * APPENDIX ONE: The native language of Josephus -- * APPENDIX TWO: The assistant theory -- * APPENDIX THREE: The dating of Josephus' Antiquities and Life -- * Guide to Literature since 1983. . . . . . . . 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. -- Bloomsbury Publishing.

Title: Josephus

Author Name: Tessa Rajak

Categories: Ancient History,

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press: August 2002

ISBN Number: 0715631705

ISBN Number 13: 9780715631706

Size: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

Seller ID: 10679