Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jonathan Edmondson, Steve Mason, and James Rives

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199262120

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 23 October 2021

Introduction Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Introduction Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

(p.1) Introduction Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome
Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Jonathan Edmondson (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter begins by surveying the political career of Yosef ben Mattityahu, who became T(itus) Flavius Josephus after being granted Roman citizenship by Vespasian in 71. It then charts his literary career as a diaspora Jew writing in the city of Rome, outlining briefly the aims and scope of his works. A consideration of the political and literary history of Rome in the Flavian period provides the crucial context for a better understanding of Josephus as author. The introduction lays out the main aims of the volume and then summarizes the points of convergence and areas of disagreement to be found in the chapters that follow, illustrating how the volume makes an original contribution to the study of both Flavian Rome and one of its main authors T. Flavius Josephus.

Keywords:   Yosef ben Mattityahu, career, literary works, city of Rome, Vespasian, Titus, Domitian, scholarship

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .