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Herod, Augustus, And Nicolaus Of Damascus

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In the long, complex story of Herod and Augustus, Nicolaus of Damascus plays a significant role as both an agent and an author. Nicolaus the agent exercised great influence as one of Herods closest advisors and his daily companion, was the kings most important ambassador to Roman authority and eventually formed a close relationship with Augustus himself. By the end of Herods reign Nicolaus was deeply involved in the worst of the intrigue and murder that were the culmination of Herods domestic troubles. Josephus criticisms of Nicolaus, although misleading in the claim that he wrote his account to please Herod, would have seemed plausible to an audience a century removed from the composition of Nicolaus writings, but likely to have been familiar with Nicolaus reputation as the chief agent and envoy of Herod.

Keywords: Augustus; Damascus; Herod; Josephus; Nicolaus



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