Tiberius, Tacfarinas, and the Jews

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dc.contributor.author Woods, David
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-05T15:29:18Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-05T15:29:18Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Woods, D., 2008. Tiberius, Tacfarinas, and the Jews. Arctos Acta Philologica Fennica, 42, pp.267-284. en
dc.identifier.volume 42 en
dc.identifier.startpage 267 en
dc.identifier.endpage 284 en
dc.identifier.issn 0066-6998
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/39
dc.description.abstract Three ancient sources: Josephus in c. AD 93, Tacitus in c. AD 120, and a similar account by Suetonius, preserve relatively detailed accounts of the expulsion of the Jews from Rome in AD 19 by the emperor Tiberius. They are in broad agreement that the emperor acted against the adherents of Egyptian cults at Rome at this time as well as against the Jews, and that he did so on religious or moral grounds. Also, in addition to his expulsion of the Jews from Rome, he conscripted 4,000 of those affected by his new religious measures and sent them to Sardinia. It was probably the continued success of the revolt by Tacfarinas in Africa in AD 19 which provoked Tiberius to institute conscription at Rome. Tiberius sent the conscripts to Sardinia, but only as a stop on their journey to fight against the 'bandit' Tacfarinas in Africa, not as their final destination. As for the Jews in Rome, the burden of conscription seems to have fallen rather heavily upon them in AD 19, so that it caused a great controversy when many of them refused to accept their conscription. It was these Jews alone that were expelled from Rome, not the community as a whole. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Klassillis-filologinen yhdistys–Klassisk-filologiska föreningen (The Classical Association of Finland) en
dc.subject Tiberius en
dc.subject Suetonius en
dc.subject Tacitus en
dc.subject Josephus en
dc.subject Jews en
dc.subject Roman army en
dc.subject Roman history en
dc.subject.lcsh Tiberius, Emperor of Rome, 42 B.C.-37 A.D en
dc.subject.lcsh Rome -- History -- Tiberius, 14-37 en
dc.subject.lcsh Ancient Rome -- Jews -- History. en
dc.subject.lcsh Rome -- Foreign relations -- Africa, North. en
dc.title Tiberius, Tacfarinas, and the Jews en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/A008/dwoods en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Dr. David Woods, Department of Classics, UCC. Email: d.woods@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Arctos Acta Philologica Fennica en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress d.woods@ucc.ie en

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