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The Jewish War: Revised Edition (Penguin Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Revised with a new introduction.

Synopsis:

It took seven years and several Roman legions to suppress the Jewish rebellion of 66 AD. This text describes the events.

About the Author

G.A. Williamson was born in 1895 and was a Classical Exhibitioner at Worcester College, Oxford, graduating with a First Class Honours degree. He was Senior Classics Master at Norwich School from 1922 to 1960. He also translated Josephus: The Jewish War (1959) and Procopius: The Secret History (1966) for the Penguin Classics. He died in 1982.

G.A. Williamson was born in 1895 and was a Classical Exhibitioner at Worcester College, Oxford, graduating with a First Class Honours degree. He was Senior Classics Master at Norwich School from 1922 to 1960. He also translated Josephus: The Jewish War (1959) and Procopius: The Secret History (1966) for the Penguin Classics. He died in 1982.

Betty Radice read classics at Oxford, then married and, in the intervals of bringing up a family, tutored in classics, philosophy and English. She became joint editor of the Penguin Classics in 1964. As well as editing the translation of Livy’s The War with Hannibal she translated Livy’s Rome and Italy, Pliny’s Letters, The Letters of Abelard and Heloise and Erasmus’s Praise of Folly, and also wrote the introduction to Horace’s Complete Odes and Epodes, all for the Penguin Classics. She also edited Edward Gibbon’s Memoirs of My Life for the Penguin English Library, and edited and annotated her translation of the younger Pliny’s works for the Loeb Library of Classics and translated from Renaissance Latin, Greek and Italian for the Officina Bodoni of Verona. She collaborated as a translator in the Collected Works of Erasmus, and was the author of the Penguin Reference Book Who’s Who in the Ancient World. Betty Radice was an honorary fellow of St Hilda’s College, Oxford, and a vice-president of the Classical Association. Betty Radice died in 1985.

Table of Contents

Foreword to This Edition

Introduction

Josephus' Life

Josephus' Works

Josephus as a Historian

THE JEWISH WAR

Preface

1. Herod's Predecessors

2. Herod's Rise to Power

3. Herod Master of Palestine

4. Herod's Murder of Mariamme and her Children

5. Herod's Murder of his Heir, and Death

6. The Rise and Fall of Archelaus

7. Judaea under Roman Rule

8. War Clouds

9. The Outbreak of War

10. Josephus Governor of Galilee

11. The Coming of Vespasian and Titus

12. Josephus the Prisoner of Vespasian

13. Vespasian's Conquering Advance

14. Factions in Jerusalem

15. Atrocities in the City. Vespasian's Intervention

16. Vespasian Emperor

17. The Siege of Jerusalem - First Stages

18. Two Walls Captured

19. The Horrors of the Siege

20. Antonia Captured and Destroyed

21. The Temple Burnt and the City Taken

22. Jerusalem Destroyed: Roman Celebrations

23. Cleaning-up Operations

Notes

Appendixes:

A. Bandits, Terrorists, Sicarii and Zealots

B. Roman Provincial Administration and Defence

C. Money

D. Josephus' Calendar

E. Qumran

F. The Slavonic Versions of The Jewish War

Chronological Table

Maps and Plans:

The Eastern Mediterranean

Palestine

Jerusalem in A. D. 70

Herod's Temple Enclosure

Herod's Temple

The Herodian Family

Glossary of Technical Terms

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140444209
Translator:
Smallwood, E. Mary
Author:
Williamson, G. A.
Author:
Josephus, Flavius
Author:
Radice, Betty
Author:
Smallwood, E. Mary
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ;
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Jewish - Ancient
Subject:
Jews -- History -- 168 B.C.-135 A.D.
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Jews -- History -- Rebellion, 66-73.
Subject:
World History-Ancient History
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed. /
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
29
Publication Date:
19840231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
7.87x5.01x.86 in. .74 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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