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    DescriptionIn AD 66 a local disturbance in Caesarea caused by Greeks sacrificing birds in front of a local synagogue exploded into a pan-Jewish revolt against their Roman overlords. Gaining momentum, the rebels successfully occupied Jerusalem and drove off an attack by the Roman legate of Syria, Cestus Gallius, who was defeated at the battle of Beth Horon. The emperor Nero dispatched the Roman general Vespasian along with reinforcements and, having crushed the revolt in Galilee he became embroiled in the events of the Year of the Four Emperors that would lead to his assumption of the Imperial throne. His son Titus was left to carry on the war which culminated in the dramatic siege of Jerusalem in AD 70. Remorselessly, the legions strangled the life out of the defense street by street, leaving nothing but rubble and ashes in their wake. The apotheosis of the conflict was the final stand of the last holdouts in the Temple precinct itself, and the utter annihilation of this, the physical manifestation of Judaism itself. The last remnants held out in the mountain fortress of Masada until AD 73 when with the Romans breaking down the walls the defenders committed mass suicide bringing the revolt to an end.


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    Title
    The Jewish Revolt, AD 66-74
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Si Sheppard, Illustrated by Peter Dennis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 182 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 320 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781780961835
    ISBN 10: 1780961839
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    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    BISAC V2.8: HIS022000
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    DC23: 933.405
    LC classification: DS122.8 .S54 2013
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHG, NHDA
    Illustrations note
    75 MONO; 13 COLOR
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    22 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Osprey
    Author Information
    Si Sheppard graduated this year with a Ph.D. in political science from Johns Hopkins University. He currently teaches American Government at Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York. This is his second Osprey title in a projected trilogy detailing the fall of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Empire. Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.
    Table of contents
    Origins of the campaign /Chronology /Opposing commanders /Opposing fleets /Orders of battle /Opposing plans /The campaign /Aftermath /Further reading /Index