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Flavius Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews (ed. William Whiston, A.M.), Book 1, section 5 (search)
will appear to all the Greeks That is, all the Gentiles, both Greeks and Romans. worthy of their study; for it will contain all our antiquities, and the constitution of our government, as interpreted out of the Hebrew Scriptures. And indeed I did formerly intend, when I wrote of the war, We may seasonably note here, that Josephus wrote his Seven Books of the Jewish War long before he wrote these his Antiquities. Those books of the War were published about A.D. 75, and these Antiquities, A. D. 93, about eighteen years later. to explain who the Jews originally were, - what fortunes they had been subject to, - and by what legislature they had been instructed in piety, and the exercise of other virtues, - what wars also they had made in remote ages, till they were unwillingly engaged in this last with the Romans: but because this work would take up a great compass, I separated it into a set treatise by itself, with a beginning of its own, and its own conclusion; but in process of time, as
Flavius Josephus, The Wars of the Jews (ed. William Whiston, A.M.), Book I, section 1 (search)
sh War was Josephus's first work, and published about A.D. 75, when he was but thirty-eight years of age; and that when he wrote it, he was not thoroughly acquainted with several circumstances of history from the days of Antiochus Epiphanes, with which it begins, till near his own times, contained in the first and former part of the second book, and so committed many involuntary errors therein. That he published his Antiquities eighteen years afterward, in the thirteenth year of Domitian, A.D. 93, when he was much more completely acquainted with those ancient times, and after he had perused those most authentic histories, the First Book of Maccabees, and the Chronicles of the Priesthood of John Hyrcanus, etc. That accordingly he then reviewed those parts of this work, and gave the public a more faithful, complete, and accurate account of the facts therein related; and honestly corrected the errors he bad before run into. WHEREAS the war which the Jews made with the Romans hath been the
Flavius Josephus, The Wars of the Jews (ed. William Whiston, A.M.), Book II, section 277 (search)
And although such was the character of Albinus, yet did Gessius Florus Not long after this beginning of Florus, the wickedest of all the Roman procurators of Judea, and the immediate occasion of the Jewish war, at the twelfth year of Nero, and the seventeenth of Agrippa, or A.D. 66, the history in the twenty books of Josephus's Antiquities ends, although Josephus did not finish these books till the thirteenth of Domitian, or A.D. 93, twenty-seven years afterward; as he did not finish their Appendix, containing an account of his own life, till Agrippa was dead, which happened in the third year of Trajan, or A. D. 100, as I have several times observed before. who succeeded him, demonstrate him to have been a most excellent person, upon the comparison; for the former did the greatest part of his rogueries in private, and with a sort of dissimulation; but Gessius did his unjust actions to the harm of the nation after a pompons manner; and as though he had been sent as an executioner to pun
Flavius Josephus, Against Apion (ed. William Whiston, A.M.), BOOK I, section 1 (search)
rks, which I have seen. As to the time and place when and where these two books were written, the learned have not hitherto been able to determine them any further than that they were written some time after his Antiquities, or some time after A.D. 93; which indeed is too obvious at their entrance to be overlooked by even a careless peruser, they being directly intended against those that would not believe what he had advanced in those books con-the great of the Jewish nation As to the place, thished his own Life after the third of Trajan, or A.D. 100. To which Noldius also agrees, de Herod, No. 383 [Epaphroditus]. "Since Florius Josephus," says Dr. Hudson, "wrote [or finished] his books of Antiquities on the thirteenth of Domitian, [A.D. 93,] and after that wrote the Memoirs of his own Life, as an appendix to the books of Antiquities, and at last his two books against Apion, and yet dedicated all those writings to Epaphroditus; he can hardly be that Epaphroditus who was formerly secre
C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Agricola (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 43 (search)
The death of Agricola (A. D. 93) was felt by his family with the deepest sorrow, by his friends with tender concern, and even by foreigners with universal regret. During his illness, the common people were constantly at his door, making their inquiries. In the forum, and all circular meetings, he was the subject of conversation. When he breathed his last, no man was so hardened as to rejoice at the news. He died lamented, and not soon forgotten. What added to the public affliction, was a report that so valuable a life was ended by a dose of poison. No proof of the fact appearing, I leave the story to shift for itself. Thus much is certain, during his illness, instead of formal messages, according to the usual practice of courts, the freedmen most in favour, and the principal physicians of the Emperor, were assiduous in their visits. Was this the solicitude of friendship, or were these men the spies of state? On the day that closed his life, while he was yet in the agony of death, the
C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Agricola (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 44 (search)
us, in the fifty-sixth year of his age.There seems, in this place, to be some mistake, not, however, imputable to Tacitus, but, more probably, to the transcribers, who, in their manuscript, might easily write LVI. instead of LIV. Caligula's third consulship was A. U. C. 793, A. D. 40. Agricola was born on the thirteenth of June in that year: he died on the ioth of the calends of September, that is the 23d of August, in the consulship of Pompeius Collega and Cornelius Priscus, A. U. C, 846, A. D. 93. According to this account, Agricola, on the 13th of June, A. U. C. 846, entered on the fifty-fourth year of his age, and died in the month of August following. It is, therefore, probable, that the copyists, as already observed, inserted in their manuscript fifty-six for fifty-four. [His life extended through the reigns of nine emperors, from Caligula to Domitian.] As to his person, about which in future times there may be some curiosity, he was of that make and stature which may be said to
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, AUGUSTIANA, DOMUS (search)
en the dentils, a characteristic of Domitian's work (BC 1918, 35). Two fragments of a marble epistyle, bearing an inscription in letters once filled with bronze, which now lie at the main entrance of the palace and were doubtless found there, are attributed to the reign of Vespasian (CILvi. 31496a) but might betterbe assigned to the beginning of that of Domitian (81-83 A.D.). The inscription may have related to the construction of a porticus. The building is described by Martial, writing in 93 A.D., as a lofty pile (viii. 36) ; in ib. 39 he alludes to the completion of the triclinium, of which Statius (Silv. iv. 2) also speaks, in a poem of extravagant praise; cf. also Mart. i. 70; viii. 60; ix. 13, 79; xii. 15. Suetonius (Dom. 14) tells us that Domitian had the walls of the porticoes in which he usually walked lined with selenite (phengites lapis), so that he would see what was going on behind him; but otherwise we have little definite information, and practically nothing about the f
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, FORTUNA REDUX, TEMPLUM (search)
FORTUNA REDUX, TEMPLUM a temple built by Domitian in the campus Martius after his triumphal entry into Rome in 93 A.D. after the war in Germany (Mart. viii. 65; Claudian. de sext. cons. Honor. i). It may be represented on a coin of 174 A.D. and on a relief of the same period on the arch of Constantine (Cohen, M. Aurel. 3; PBS iii. 259-262), and if so, it was probably near the present Piazza di Venezia (HJ 501 ; RE vii. 38; Rosch. i. 1526; for an erroneous theory that this temple was the ara Fortunae reducis of Augustus, see BC 1908, 122-124). See ARCUS DOMITIANI (1).
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, Chronological Index to Dateable Monuments (search)
uilds cryptoporticus from it to Caelian (?), 10; dedicates Arch of Titus, 45: establishes four Ludi, 320; erects Obelisk now in Piazza Navona, 369; begins Trajan's Forum (?), 237; Circus Maximus injured by fire, 117; Horti Domitiae formed, 267. 82Capitoline Temple dedicated, 300. 88Tunnel for Aqua Claudia under Mons Aeflanus (near Tibur), 22. 89The' Trofei di Mario,' 363. 91The Equus Domitiani in the Forum, 201. 92The palaces on the Palatine completed, 159. 93Temple of Fortuna Redux, 218. 94The Curia restored, 144. 94-95The Mica Aurea, 341. 96The Meta Sudans, 340. 96-98Reign of Nerva: he dedicates the Forum Nervae or Transitorium, 227; builds Horrea, 262; additions to the Amphitheatrum Flavium (Colosseum), 6. 98-117Reign of Trajan: Temple of Fortuna, 214; Ara of Pudicitia, 433; Naumachia, 358; rostra and plutei, 453-4; restores Circus Maximus, 117; builds Theatre in Campus Martius, 518; Amphithe
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
and universal feeling excited in Rome by his death (Tac. Agric. 43), his singular integrity, and the esteem and love which he commanded in all the private relations of life. His life of 55 years (from June 13th, A. D. 37, to the 23rd August, A. D. 93) extends through the reigns of the nine emperors from Caligula to Domitian. He was born at the Roman colony of Forum Julii, the modern Fréjus in Provence. His father was Julius Graecinus of senatorial rank; his mother Julia Procilla, who through soon after (A. D. 84) was recalled by the jealous Domitian. On his return to Rome, he lived in retirement, and when the government either of Asia or Africa would have fallen to him, he considered it more prudent to decline the honour. He died A. D. 93; his death was, as his biographer plainly hints, either immediately caused or certainly hastened by the emissaries of the emperor, who could not bear the presence of a man pointed out by universal feeling as alone fit to meet the exigency of tim
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