The Fall of Jerusalem

The Fall of Jerusalem

Paperback Penguin Epics

By (author) Flavius Josephus

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  • Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Format: Paperback | 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 113mm x 180mm x 7mm | 72g
  • Publication date: 26 December 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141026367
  • ISBN 13: 9780141026367
  • Sales rank: 492,267

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It is fatal to show pity in a time of war. Led by the mighty Titus, the Roman army besieges Jerusalem. Arrows rain over the city day and night, and battering rams assault its defensive walls. Inside, the people curse their fate, resistant to the last but maddened by hunger. After days of rebellion, at last their city falls. The citizens plead for mercy but as the Romans march on the Temple of Masada, the most sacred sanctuary of the Jewish people, flaming torches blaze above their heads.

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Josephus was born in about 37 A.D. He was one of the Jewish leaders at the time of the revolt of the Jews in the reign of Nero. He commanded in Galilee and was captured by the Romans, but his life was spared. Spending the rest of his life in Rome, he was given Roman citizenship and became a friend of Titus and Vespasian.