The Jewish War by JosephusThe Jewish War by Josephus

The Jewish War

EditorJosephus

Paperback | March 23, 2017

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'I am Josephus...I myself fought against the Romans' In August of AD 70 the city of Jerusalem was destroyed by Roman forces after a six-month siege. This was the disastrous outcome of a Jewish revolt against Roman domination which began in AD 66 with some early success, but soon became mired in factional conflict. The war ended in the destruction ofthe famous Jewish Temple (rebuilt by Herod the Great a century before). The remarkable story of the war is narrated by an eye-witness and participant, Josephus. He was at first a rebel commander, then after his capture, supported Titus in the final assault on Jerusalem. Josephus spares no detail of a horrific conflict - atrocities on both sides, the reign of terror inJerusalem, the appalling conditions of the siege, and the final mass suicide at Masada. His vivid narrative is our prime source for this period of history. It is a dramatic story, with resonances to the present day.
Martin Hammond retired as the Headmaster of Tonbridge School in 2005. He has previously translated Arrian's Alexander the Great (2013) and Thucydides' The Peloponnesian War (2009) for Oxford World's Classics, as well as Homer's Iliad (Penguin, 1987) and Odyssey (Bloomsbury, 2014). His translation of Procopius' The Secret History for Ox...
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Title:The Jewish WarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.09 inPublished:March 23, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199646023

ISBN - 13:9780199646029

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IntroductionSelect BibliiographyChronologyMapsThe Jewish WarsNotesIndex