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Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Jonathan Edmondson, Steve Mason, and James Rives

Abstract

Flavian Rome has most often been studied without serious attention to its most prolific extant author, Titus Flavius Josephus. Josephus, in turn, has usually been studied for what he is writing about (mainly, events in Judaea) rather than for the context in which he wrote — Flavian Rome. For the first time, this book brings these two phenomena into critical engagement, so that Josephus may illuminate Flavian Rome, and Flavian Rome, Josephus. Who were his likely audiences or patrons in Rome? How did the context in which he wrote affect his writing? What do his narratives say or imply about that ... More

Keywords: Flavian Rome, Titus Flavius Josephus, city of Rome

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199262120
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Edmondson, editor
Associate Professor, York University, Toronto
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Steve Mason, editor
Canada Research Chair in Greco-Roman Cultural Interaction, York University, Toronto

James Rives, editor
Associate Professor, York University, Toronto
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