By Frederic Raphael

From the acclaimed biographer, screenwriter, and novelist Frederic Raphael, this is an audacious heritage of Josephus (37–c.100), the Jewish basic grew to become Roman historian, whose emblematic betrayal is a touchstone for the Jew by myself within the Gentile world.

Joseph ben Mattathias’s transformation into Titus Flavius Josephus, historian to the Roman emperor Vespasian, is a gripping and dramatic tale. His lifestyles, within the palms of Frederic Raphael, turns into some extent of departure for an appraisal of Diasporan Jews looking a spot within the dominant cultures they inhabit. Raphael brings a scholar’s rigor, a historian’s viewpoint, and a novelist’s mind's eye to this venture. He is going past the attention-grabbing info of Josephus’s existence and his singular literary achievements to envision how Josephus has been considered via posterity, discovering in him the prototype for the un-Jewish Jew, the assimilated highbrow, and the abiding apostate: the recurrent figures within the lengthy centuries of the Diaspora. Raphael’s insightful pics of  Yehuda Halevi, Baruch Spinoza, Karl Kraus, Benjamin Disraeli, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Hannah Arendt expand and light up the Josephean worldview Raphael so eloquently lays out.

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Ad un indolente e dissipatore qual era Galieno , successe con lieta approvazione del Senato e del popolo , un uomo mostratosi costantemente , giusto derato molaborioso leale magnanimo quanto Augusto fermo ? ; , , , migliori tempi , e bellicoso quanto Traiano. Fu contro sua volontà che restò ucciso Aureolo dopo la sua sconfitta. Fece tacere delatori; diede ai tribunali Y indipendenza la libertà al Senato, i beni ai cittadini che la prepotenza delle fazioni avea spogliati. Liberò inoltre Y Imperio dai Barbari che lo inondavano da ogni parte.

Anzi i chi amavano tanto questo genere, che per darci ad intendere come apparteneva alla gentilezza de' costumi , ci si ricorda che in una loro vecchia commedia veniva cacciato fuori della, porta di casa un mangipne, che, venuto ad un convito di buona compagnia, non sa- peva far ridere piccanti. La la brigata cosa volte degenerava : però con novelle il la libertà più delle volgevasi e allo scherzo civile succedeva la /buffoneria plebea. Giuliano non si è permesso questi in licenza ; 54 e nulla qui insieme incontra che decente , e delicato.

Ma Faustina la maggióre , abbastanza giustifica T eccezione di Giuliano che con tal donna mal di l' idea s' accoppia continenza ne' piaceri di Venere e la giustificherebbe di più l'espressione di Capitolino 7 ove dice ? che Repentino; : ; 33 molte motteggiato perchè ottenuta avea prefetto satire del Pretorio , fu con per la protezione della concubina dell' Imperadore, se questa, siccome pare per ogni buona ragione, fu altra donna distinta da Faustina. somma in un imperadore. Di Lucio Vero non è restata onestissima fama, perciocché si è detto del molto amor suo per la voluttà.

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