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Death of Caligula by Flavius Josephus (T P Wiseman (ed)) Paperback Book, (Liverpool University Press, 2014) 9781846319631
Death of Caligula by Flavius Josephus (T P Wiseman (ed)) Paperback Book, (Liverpool University Press, 2014) 9781846319631
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Title: The Death of Caligula by Flavius Josephus

Author: Wiseman, T P (ed)

Publisher: Liverpool University Press; Publication Date: 2014

Paperback; ISBN: 9781846319631

Volumes: 1; Pages: 144

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The emperor Gaius ('Caligula') was assassinated in January A.D.41. Since he was the last of the Julii, and he left no heir, it seemed that the dynasty of Caesar and Augustus was finished.Accordingly, the Republic was restored, but then a coup d'etat by the Praetorian Guard put Claudius in power . . . the dramatic events of these few days are a crucial turning-point in Roman history - the moment when the military basis of the Principate was first made explicit.Tacitus' account has not survived, and Suetonius and Dio Cassisu offer no adequate substitute. Fortunately, the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus chose to insert into his 'Jewish Antiquities' - as an example of the providence of God - a detailed narrative of the assassination plot and its aftermath taken from contemporary and well-informed Roman sources.This new edition of T.P. Wisemans acclaimed Death of an Emperor (his translation and commentary of Josephus account of Caligulas assassination) includes an updated bibliography, revised introduction.Table of ContentsIllustrationsAcknowledgementsIntroductionAbbreviations and Select BibliographyFlavius Josephus, Antiquitates Iudaicae XIX 1-273I PrefaceII The ConspiracyIII The AssassinationIV Panic on the PalatineV The Republic RestoredVI ObituaryVII The Claudius CoupNote on the TextCommentaryAppendices:1 The Augustan Palatine2 Cluvius RufusIndex of Names
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