By Steve Mason

A clash that erupted among Roman legions and a few Judaeans in past due advert sixty six had an incalculable effect on Rome's actual visual appeal and imperial governance; on historic Jews bereft in their mother-city and temple; and on early Christian fortunes. ancient scholarship and cinema alike are inclined to see the clash because the fruits of lengthy Jewish resistance to Roman oppression. during this quantity, Steven Mason re-examines the warfare in all proper contexts (such because the Parthian size, and Judaea's position in Roman Syria) and levels, from the Hasmoneans to the autumn of Masada. Mason techniques each one subject as a old research, clarifying difficulties that must be solved, realizing the on hand facts, and contemplating situations that will clarify the proof. the easiest reconstructions make the clash extra humanly intelligible whereas casting doubt on obtained knowledge.

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