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Josephus: Jewish Antiquities, Books V-VIII (Loeb Classical by Flavius Josephus

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By Flavius Josephus

Josephus, soldier, statesman, historian, was once a Jew born at Jerusalem approximately 37 CE. a guy of excessive descent, he early turned realized in Jewish legislations and Greek literature and used to be a Pharisee. After pleading in Rome the reason for a few Jewish clergymen he again to Jerusalem and in sixty six attempted to avoid riot opposed to Rome, coping with for the Jews the affairs of Galilee. within the problems which he made his peace with Vespasian. current on the siege of Jerusalem through Titus, he acquired favours from those as emperors and from Domitian and assumed their relatives identify Flavius. He died after ninety seven. As a old resource Josephus is worthy. His significant works are: heritage of the Jewish warfare, in seven books, from one hundred seventy BCE to his personal time, first written in Aramaic yet translated by way of himself into the Greek now we have; and Jewish Antiquities, in twenty books, from the construction of the realm to sixty six CE. The Loeb Classical Library variation of the works of Josephus additionally comprises the autobiographical lifestyles and his treatise opposed to Apion.

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