Josephus, Flavius - Life of Herod - ( Item 117212 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2007. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Near Fine slipcase. Slight marks to panels of slipcase. 259 pp. colour illus. Extracted from Josephus' Jewish Antiquities, one of the greatest of all Jewish histories, Life of Herod is a remarkable work in itself, an extraordinarily vivid and masterly portrait of an iconic figure of the ancient world. This Folio edition also features an extensive and illuminating appendix by the modern authority Menahem Stern, which provides a lucid overview of Herod's reign, tracing the religious and political tensions that would be written into the biblical portrait of the tyrant. Josephus, a Jewish historian writing in the 1st century AD, provides fascinating answers in one of the most compelling biographies from antiquity. His Life of Herod reveals a character capable of savage cruelty but also of remarkable generosity and vision. Installed by Mark Antony as the client-ruler of Judaea in 40 BC, Herod brought stability and prosperity to his kingdom. He won renown throughout the classical world for his enlightened programme of public works, including the Temple in Jerusalem, and for his cunning in outwitting Cleopatra of Egypt. But beneath this civilised veneer, Herod ruled by fear. While his secret police and torturers stamped out popular dissent, his pathological delusions of conspiracy and intrigue prompted him to execute three of his children on trumped-up treason charges - making him a byword for cruelty, even in Rome.
Price £ 9.50 Other items you may like Others by the same author
To buy this item online using any major credit or debit card or Paypal, click the appropriate delivery option below to add the item to your basket, depending on where you are in the world. Alternatively please contact us at RNewbury@ardis.co.uk for further information or to order with payment by direct bank transfer or cheque if you are in the UK.
Safe and Secure Online Buying
To buy online, please click the appropriate postage option in the item boxes above. You will be transferred to secure pages hosted by Paypal, the largest online transaction processor in the world. You can pay with any major credit or debit card or by Paypal. When ordering multiple items in the UK, you may be entitled to a postage discount. This will be refunded when your order is received. If you prefer to pay by cheque, or would like a quotation for buying multiple items, please email us at email@example.com with the unique item numbers required.
Money Back Guarantee, Secure Packaging and Fast Response
We are a major online trader with excellent feedback from satisfied customers on Amazon and Ebay (over 20,000 customers). We will refund your costs for items returned within seven days for any reason. If we are at fault we will also refund your return postage. Items are sent in top grade book boxes for protection. Large items or multiple purchases may be boxed. Items will be despatched within a day of receipt of your order, usually on the same day if ordered before noon.