The Jewish War: Revised Edition (Paperback)

The Jewish War: Revised Edition By Flavius Josephus, G. A. Williamson (Translated by), G. A. Williamson (Introduction by), E. Mary Smallwood (Revised by), Betty Radice Cover Image

The Jewish War: Revised Edition (Paperback)

By Flavius Josephus, G. A. Williamson (Translated by), G. A. Williamson (Introduction by), E. Mary Smallwood (Revised by), Betty Radice

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Josephus’ account of a war marked by treachery and atrocity is a superbly detailed and evocative record of the Jewish rebellion against Rome between AD 66 and 70. Originally a rebel leader, Josephus changed sides after he was captured to become a Rome-appointed negotiator, and so was uniquely placed to observe these turbulent events, from the siege of Jerusalem to the final heroic resistance and mass suicides at Masada. His account provides much of what we know about the history of the Jews under Roman rule, with vivid portraits of such key figures as the Emperor Vespasian and Herod the Great. Often self-justifying and divided in its loyalties, The Jewish War nevertheless remains one of the most immediate accounts of war, its heroism and its horrors, ever written.
Josephus was born in 37 AD. He was one of the Jewish leaders at the time of the revolt of the Jews in the reign of Nero. His two most important works are The Jewish War and The Jewish Antiquities.
Product Details ISBN: 9780140444209
ISBN-10: 0140444203
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: February 7th, 1984
Pages: 512
Language: English
Series: Penguin Classics