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Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome (Jonathan Edmondson) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2005) 9780199262120
Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome (Jonathan Edmondson) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2005) 9780199262120
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Title: Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Author: Edmondson, Jonathan

Additional Authors or Contributors: Steve Mason, James Rives (eds)

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2005

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780199262120

Volumes: 1; Pages: 416

List Price in Hardcover: $255.00 Our price: $202.99

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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 context? This book brings together contributions from leading international scholars of Josephus and Flavian-Roman history and literature.


Introduction: Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome, Jonathan Edmondson

I. Josephus in the Social and Political Context of Flavian Rome

1. Josephus' Roman Audience: Josephus and the Roman Elites, Hannah M. Cotton and Werner Eck

2. Foreign Elites at Rome, Glen Bowersock

3. Herodians and 'Ioudaioi' in Flavian Rome, Daniel R. Schwartz

4. Josephus in the Diaspora, Tessa Rajak

II. The Impact of the Jewish War in Flavian Rome

5. Last Year in Jerusalem: Monuments of the Jewish War in Rome, Fergus Millar

6. The Sack of the Temple in Josephus and Tacitus, T. D. Barnes

7. Flavian Religious Policy and the Destruction of the Jerusalem Temple, J. B. Rives

8. The 'Fiscus Iudaicus' and Gentile Attitudes to Judaism in Flavian Rome, Martin Goodman

III. Josephus: Literature and Historiography in Flavian Rome

9. From 'Exempla' to 'Exemplar'? Writing History around the Emperor in Imperial Rome, Christina Shuttleworth Kraus

10. Josephus and Greek Literature in Flavian Rome, Christopher P. Jones

11. Parallel Lives of Two Lawgivers: Josephus' Moses and Plutarch's 'Lycurgus', Louis H. Feldman

12. Figured Speech and Irony in T. Flavius Josephus, Steve Mason

13. Spectacle in Josephus' 'Bellum Judaicum', Honora Howell Chapman

14. The Empire Writes Back: Josephan Rhetoric in Flavian Rome, John M. G. Barclay

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