JULIUS FLORUS°


JULIUS FLORUS° (second century C.E.), author of an abridged Roman history. He mentions Pompey's capture of Jerusalem and his involvement in Jewish affairs in 63 B.C.E. He says that Pompey entered the Temple and (if the text is correct) saw there the image of an ass (Epitomae, 1:40, 30).

[Jacob Petroff]


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