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The life ; Against Apion / Josephus ; with an English translation by H. St. J. Thackeray.

By: Josephus, Flavius.
Contributor(s): Thackeray, H. St. J. (Henry St. John), 1869?-1930.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Josephus, Flavius. Works: 1.Loeb classical library: 186.Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1926Description: xx, 424 p. : map ; 17 cm.ISBN: 0674992059; 9780674992054.Other title: Life ; Against Apion.Uniform titles: Vita. Greek & English Contained works: Josephus, Flavius. Contra Apionem.Subject(s): Josephus, Flavius | Judaism -- Apologetic works -- Early works to 1800DDC classification: 888.9
Life of Josephus -- Against Apion.
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PA3612 .J62 1998 V.4-6 Jewish antiquities / PA3612 .J62 1998 V.7-8 Jewish antiquities / PA3612 .J62 1998 V.9-11 Jewish antiquities / PA3612 .J63 1926 The life ; PA3612 .L7 1979 V.1 Lucian in eight volumes. PA3612 .L7 1979 V.2 Lucian in eight volumes. PA3612 .L7 1979 V.3 Lucian in eight volumes.

Greek and English on opposite pages. Portion of Against Apion in Latin with English translation.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Life of Josephus -- Against Apion.

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A member of a wealthy priestly family in Judea, Josephus was a Pharisee originally named Joseph ben Matthias. An active supporter of anti-Roman activity, he became governor of Galilee, a post he held with honor and valor until Galilee was taken by the Romans in a.d. 67. He won the favor of the Roman general Vespasian, whose name---Flavius---he took as his own and through whose patronage he later became a Roman citizen. Although often criticized for becoming a supporter of Rome, in his work Against Apion he passionately defends Jewish religion and culture. <p> Josephus wrote both in Greek and in Hebrew. His writings are neither remarkably fine representatives of classical culture nor the product of deep learning in Jewish literature and history. They do, however, tell the reader a great deal not known from other sources. The Jewish War (75--79), based to a great extent on what Josephus himself saw, heard, and experienced, describes the tragic events of the Jewish revolt against Rome. Antiquities of the Jews (93) covers the history of the Jews from creation to the war with Rome, with special attention given to the Maccabees and the dynasty of Herod. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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