New PDF release: A History of the Jewish War: AD 66-74

By Steve Mason

ISBN-10: 052185329X

ISBN-13: 9780521853293

A clash that erupted among Roman legions and a few Judaeans in past due A.D. sixty six had an incalculable impression on Rome's actual visual appeal and imperial governance; on historic Jews bereft in their mother-city and temple; and on early Christian fortunes. ancient scholarship and cinema alike are inclined to see the clash because the fruits of lengthy Jewish resistance to Roman oppression. during this quantity, Steve Mason re-examines the struggle in all correct contexts (e.g., the Parthian size, Judaea's position in Roman Syria) and levels, from the Hasmoneans to the autumn of Masada. Mason methods each one subject as a old research, clarifying difficulties that must be solved, realizing the on hand proof, and contemplating situations that may clarify the proof. the best reconstructions make the clash extra humanly intelligible whereas casting doubt on obtained wisdom.

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Rebels against King Agrippa II had fled from Taricheae in boats. Vespasian ordered his men to build rafts and pursue them. 497–31). Explaining S. P. Bartoli’s engraving of the river-god tableau, the seventeenth-century antiquarian G. P. Bellori assumed that it represented this battle (or slaughter) on the Kinneret, through which the Jordan River flowed, given the ships in the triumph and the later coins. 97 Either way, it is hard to imagine where the ships ‒ prows? ‒ on display in Rome came from.

2: 242; Künzl 1988: 14–15; Itgenshorst 2005: 26–27. The old view was mostly a creation of the early twentieth century. Telling blows were landed by Lindner 1972, and the coup de grace came (in principle) with Rajak 1983 and Bilde 1988. See also Mason 1991: 55–75; 2003a, 2003b; Barclay 2006; den Hollander 2014: esp. 68–138. The tendency of Josephus scholarship in the past two or three decades has been to emphasize the differences between his outlook and that of the regime, but the only study of the triumph I know from this general perspective is Eberhardt 2005.

For the proposed explanation see Mattingly and Sydenham 1966: 7. 95 See Kokkinos 2010: 9–11. Knight 1896: 73–77. Bartoli and Bellori: 6 (commentary to Arch of Titus pl. 4): Tariclaeis ad lacum Genesar navali proelio devictis, simulacrum lacus ipsius in triumpho ducitur. . at Iosephus navium rostra tantum in haec pompa exhibita memorat. Extat nummus Titi cum inscriptione VICTORIA NAVALIS. Smallwood (1981: 309 n. ” This is entirely sensible, but it assumes their concern for proportionality and historical truth.

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