Flaviius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Flaviius Josephus and Flavian Rome

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Flavian Rome has most often been studied without serious attention to its most prolific extant author, Titus Flavius Josephus. Josephus, in turn, has usually been studied for what he is writing about (mainly, events in Judaea) rather than for the context in which he wrote: Flavian Rome. For the first time, this book brings these two phenomena into critical engagement, so that Josephus may illuminate Flavian Rome, and Flavian Rome, Josephus. Who were his likely audiences or patrons in Rome? How did the context in which he wrote affect his writing? What do his narratives say or imply about that context? This book brings together contributions from leading international scholars of Josephus and Flavian-Roman history and literature.

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  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 142.2 x 218.4 x 30.5mm | 635.04g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 5 halftones, 3 figures
  • 0199262128
  • 9780199262120

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James Rives is Associate Professor, York University, Toronto

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the editors are... to be congratulated for putting together a team of the top players in the business... this excellent volume will surely lead scholars of all interested disciplines to seek out his voice more often than they used to, and to listen to it with much more finely attuned hearing. Brian McGing, Journal of Roman Studies Excellent...clear and well-crafted Helen K. Bond, Journal of Jewish Studies The writers are distinguished and their contributions never less than thought-provoking Barbara Levick, Greece and Rome

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