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A venture into the art world to round off the Programme with a talk by well known author, Ed Glinert.
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Barbara and Tony return by popular demand to give us more of their delightful programme of piano solos and songs.
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‘The Last Jewish King in Jerusalem ‘
Presented by Professor Martin Goodman
Chair: Prof Philip Alexander
The Jewish King, Agrippa II, the great-grandson of Herod the Great, played a pivotal role in the politics of Jerusalem during the decades leading up to the outbreak of war against Rome in 66 CE. During the war itself, he fought against the Jewish rebels alongside the Roman forces commanded by Titus, who in 70 CE presided over the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple and in 79 CE became Roman Emperor. The lecture will examine evidence for Agrippa’s career in the archaeological and numismatic record, as well as in contemporary literature written both by Jews and by Romans, and the impact on his later reputation of his ambiguous status in Rome during the seventies CE, when his sister Berenice was known as Titus’s lover.
Martin Goodman is Professor of Jewish Studies in the University of Oxford, where he is a Fellow of Wolfson College. He has been since 1986 a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, of which he served as President from 2013-2018. He was educated in Oxford and taught in the University of Birmingham from 1977-86.
He has written many books on both Jewish and Roman history, including The Ruling Class of Judaea (Cambridge, 1987), Rome and Jerusalem (Penguin, 2007), The Roman World, 44 BC – 180 AD (2nd Ed. Routledge, 2012), A History of Judaism (Penguin 2017) and, most recently, Josephus’s The Jewish War: a biography (Princeton, 2019). His edited books include The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies (Oxford, 2002) which was awarded a National Jewish Book Award for Scholarship. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1996.
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