The Complete Works of Flavius-Josephus the Celebrated Jewish Historian

The Complete Works of Flavius-Josephus the Celebrated Jewish Historian

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... 1. But now the affairs in Herod's family were in more disorder, and became more severe upon him, by the hatred of Salome to the young men Alexander and Aristobulus, which descended as it were by inheritance from their mother Mariamne: and as she had fully succeeded against their mother, so she proceeded to that degree of madness and insolence as to endeavor that none of her posterity might be left alive, who might have it in their power to revenge her death. The young men had also somewhat of a bold and uneasy disposition toward their father, occasioned by the remembrance of what their mother had unjustly suffered, and by their own affection of dominion. The old grudge was also renewed; and they cast reproaches on Salome and Pheroras, who requited the young men with malicious designs, and actually laid treacherous snares for them. Now, as for this hatred, it was equal on both sides, but the manner of exerting that hatred was different; for as for the young men, they were rash, reproaching and affronting the others openly, and were unexperienced enough to think it the most generous to declare their minds in that undaunted '. manner; but the others did not take that method, but made use of calumnies after a subtle and a spiteful mnnner, still provoking the young men, and imagining that their boldness might in time turn to the offering violence to -. eir father; for inasmuch as they were not ashamed of the pretended crimes of their mother nor thought she suffered justly, these supposed that it might at length exceed all bounds, and induce them to think they ought to be avenged on their father, though it were by despatching!iim with their own hands. At length it came to this, that the whole city was full of their disoursos, and, as is usual more

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  • English
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  • 123658922X
  • 9781236589224