Death Of An Emperor
Translated by T.P. Wiseman
In January AD41, Caligula was murdered. The Republic was briefly restored, but then the Praetorian Guard made Claudius Emperor in a military coup. Josephus' narrative is an important source for these critical events. This translation is accompanied by a detailed commentary.
Acknowledgements, vi; Introduction, vii; Abbreviations and Select Bibliography, xvi; Flavius Josephus, Antiquitates Iudaicae XIX 1-273; I Preface, 3; II The Conspiracy, 5; III The Assassination, 12; IV Panic on the Palatine, 18; V The Republic Restored, 24; VI Obituary, 30; VII The Claudius Coup, 32; Note on the Text, 41; Commentary, 43; Appendices: 1 The Augustan Palatine, 105; 2 Cluvius Rufus, 111; Index of Names, 119.
T.P. Wiseman is Emeritus Professor of Classics at Exeter University and a Fellow of the British Academy. His published books, all with University of Exeter Press except where indicated, include Clio’s Cosmetics: Three Studies in Greco-Roman Literature (1979, reprinted 2004 by Bristol Phoenix Press, UEP’s sister imprint); Death of an Emperor: Flavius Josephus (1991); Talking to Virgil: A Miscellany (1992); Historiography and Imagination: Eight essays on Roman culture (1994); Remus: A Roman myth (1995, CUP); Roman Drama and Roman History (1998); Myths of Rome (2004).