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Wars of the Jews or Jewish War or the History of the Destruction of Jerusalem
Complete interlinked edition. Navigate easily to any book from Table of Contents or search for the words or phrases. Includes contemporary maps, timelines, family trees, coinage, and units of measure, as well as modern view of history and analysis of Josephus works. Josephus fought the Romans in the First Jewish-Roman War as a Jewish military leader in Galilee. After the t...more
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Écrit à la fin des années 70 du Ier siècle de notre ère, la « guerre des Juifs » relate la destruction de l’insurrection de la Palestine par Vespasien et son fils Titus. L'alliance entre les Juifs et les romains était pourtant ancienne: elle datait, du IIème siècle avant JC, à cette époque où Rome mettait en place une politique de déstabilisation du royaume Séleucide, pour aider son traditionnel allié Lagide, en soutenant les révoltes des indépendantistes locaux.
C'était la marque de la politiqu ...more
I started reading this book because it was referenced in two others I have been reading; one on the copper scroll of Qumran--a list of treasures that may have been saved from the temple-- and another on the treasure that Ti ...more
It deserves 9 stars.
History with a personal touch
This is not a rigorous academic history in the modern sense. It is part collected stories, part personal experiences and part philosophy. What makes this interesting is that it is written by a man who actually participated in some of the events he is writing about.
Unlike a modern history there are no dates. Everything is referenced by who was the ruler at the time. This can lead to confusion because within a royal family the names get rec ...more
في الكتاب يصف القدس والحياة فيها "بدقة"-كما يدّعون-ويروي أحداث تفرد بها ولم يروها غيره كحصار اليهود في هضبة متسادا في صحراء النقب(هناك من اليهود من يشكك في رواياته كشلومو زند مؤلف كتاب كيف ومتى اخترعت أرض إسرائيل؟).
يروي تاريخ الثورة اليهودية على ا ...more
The part I enjoyed reading the most was that of the War of the Jews (against the Roman Empire). Very detailed, since Josephus was a General during this war and he had ...more
Great translation - a tragic adventure story, full of intrigue, impassioned rhetoric, betrayal, romance, and mostly death. An editor concerned with readability would probably cut the histor ...more
What I didn't know about is book one: the tragedy of Herod the Great. It's King Lear in real life, with scenes from Macbeth because he murders record numbers of his kindred -- but it isn't his fault. I felt sorry for him, and he felt sorry for himself. Don't miss the putrefaction of his pri ...more
Still, he's the only guy with the information, and some ...more
He initially fought against the Romans during the First Jewish–Roman War as the h ...more
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