Of Audience and Meaning: Reading Josephus’ Bellum Iudaicum in the Context of a Flavian Audience

Steven Neil (Steve) Mason

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Applies research on ancient 'publication', as a local and social affair, to the question of Josephus' most immediate audiences -- those he envisaged meeting and reaching above all -- in Flavian Rome. Examines various kinds of evidence for his manner of producing the Bellum and encountering his audiences.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJosephus and Jewish History in Flavian Rome and Beyond
EditorsJoseph Sievers, Gaia Lembi
Place of PublicationLeiden, Netherlands
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)9004141790, 978-9004141797
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Publication series

Name Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
ISSN (Print)1384-2161


  • josephus, ancient publication


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