New History Books: Biographies of Ancient Romans

Posted on Sunday, May 26, 2013 by thewitt

A Jew among Romans A Jew Among Romans: The Life and Legacy of Flavius Josephus by Frederic Raphael This biography recounts the life of Joseph ben Mattathias, or Titus Flavius Josephus, a first-century A.D. Judaean who commanded the defense of the city of Jotapata during the Jewish rebellion against Roman rule. Once Jotapata was overcome by Roman legions under Vespasian, Josephus ingratiated himself to that commander by prophesying (correctly) . . . more »

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