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Agrippa II: The Last of the Herods

Agrippa II: The Last of the Herods

1st Edition

Forthcoming

David Jacobson
June 27, 2019

Agrippa II is the first comprehensive biography of the last descendant of Herod the Great to rule as a client king of Rome. Agrippa was the last king to assume responsibility for the management of the Temple in Jerusalem, and he ultimately saw its destruction in the Judaean-Roman War. This study...

L. Munatius Plancus: Serving and Surviving in the Roman Revolution

L. Munatius Plancus: Serving and Surviving in the Roman Revolution

2nd Edition

Thomas H. Watkins
July 26, 2018

This volume examines the life and career of L. Munatius Plancus, and through him, explores the tumultuous final years of the Roman Republic. Plancus had very active and lengthy political career, from his initial appearance on the staff of Julius Caesar in Gaul in 54BC at least through the...

Herod: King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans

Herod: King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans

2nd Edition

Peter Richardson, Amy Marie Fisher
September 04, 2017

Herod: King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans examines the life, work, and influence of this controversial figure, who remains the most highly visible of the Roman client kings under Augustus. Herod’s rule shaped the world in which Christianity arose and his influence can still be seen today....

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