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5 Josephus and Domitian

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This chapter explores the possibilities regarding Josephus' place in Domitianic Rome vis-a-vis the emperor himself. It considers the opportunities for contact between the two, both prior to Domitian's accession and during his rule, a question that is not nearly as straightforward as was the case with Vespasian and Titus. The chapter examines the explicit evidence provided by Josephus in his Life regarding the benefactions that he received from the last Flavian emperor in order to assess the level of honour. It considers his position as an imperial client and as a client not only of Domitian but also of his wife, Domitia Longina, since Josephus claims to have received benefits from her as well. It was in Domitianic Rome that Josephus completed the bulk of his writings, the Antiquities-Life and also the Apion. The chapter considers his position as Judaean historian, taking into account the context and atmosphere towards literature.

Keywords: Antiquities-Life; Apion; Domitianic Rome; Flavian emperor; Josephus



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