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Unwrapping Philo'S Narrative

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A study of the Alexandrian riots of 38 C.E. immediately reveals a degree of ambiguity in the work of the only extant chronicler of the events, Philo of Alexandria. At the beginning of the second book of the Historia Ecclesiastica Eusebius writes at length about the Philonic works. He summarizes the anti-Jewish policy of Sejanus in Rome and Pilate's attempt against the Temple in Jerusalem, after which he quotes verbatim a passage which is actually in Legatio ad Gaium. The manuscript tradition is clearly of little use in contextualizing Philo's works. The Philonic corpus is the outcome of several centuries of philological endeavor trying to make sense of contradicting evidence.

Keywords: Alexandria; Eusebius; Legatio ad Gaium; manuscript tradition; Philo of Alexandria



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