th a beginning of its own, and its own conclusion;
but in process of time, as usually happens to such as undertake great things,
I grew weary and went on slowly, it being a large subject, and a difficult
thing to translate our history into a foreign, and to us unaccustomed language.
However, some persons there were who desired to know our history, and so
exhorted me to go on with it; and, above all the rest, Epaphroditus, This Epaphroditus was certainly alive in the third year of Trajan, A.D.
100. See the note on the First Book Against Apion, sect. 1. Who he was
we do not know; for as to Epaphroditus, the freedman of Nero, and afterwards
Domitian's secretary, who was put to death by Domitian in the 14th or 15th
year of his reign, he could not be alive in the third of Trajan.
a man who is a lover of all kind of learning, but is principally delighted
with the knowledge of history, and this on account of his having been himself
concerned in great affairs, and many turns of fortune, and h