Ancient History

I finished reading Josephus’ The Jewish War, a first-hand account of the Roman sack of Jerusalem. Written by a not completely impartial observer (Josephus fought on the Jewish side at first, as might be surmised from his name, was captured and agreed to then aid the Romans), it is still an interesting account of a period in history with which I was not overly familiar. Most of the writing that I have read from that time are the epistles of the New Testament. Still and all the book was informative and I enjoyed reading it, though that might be somewhat belied by how long it took me to finish the book despite it being only about 400 pages long. (I’m not even going to say when I started it this year.)

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