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The Sack of the Temple in Josephus and Tacitus

T. D. Barnes

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Comparing Josephus’ and Tacitus’ (lost) account of the sack of the Temple in Jerusalem from Histories Book 5, this chapter underlines the importance of the Jewish War as a central defining event (or ... More


Flavian Religious Policy and the Destruction of the Jerusalem Temple

James Rives

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, looking at it from the point of view of Flavian religious policies. Vespasian and Titus were fully aware of the ramifications of ... More


The Fiscus Iudaicus and Gentile Attitudes to Judaism in Flavian Rome

Martin Goodman

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The disappearance of the Jerusalem Temple provided a context for Vespasian to devise what became for Jews the most hated symbol of their subjugation to Rome following their revolt. The institution of ... More


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