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Bibil Identifier bibil:219565
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Flavius Josephus and the Gentes Devictae in Roman Imperial Discourse: Hybridity, Mimicry, and Irony in the Agrippa II Speech (Judean War 2.345-402)
Author Kaden, David A.
Journal Journal for the Study of Judaism (Volume: 42, Issue: 4-5)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 481-507 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In Judean War book 2, Agrippa II is purported to have delivered a speech in Jerusalem on the eve of the revolt, which includes a Gentes Devictae list. Such lists are attested in imperial propaganda, and are intended to display Roman domination of the known world by naming the conquered nations at the furthest extremities of the empire. But Josephus' Agrippa goes further, and attributes the expansion of the empire to the Jerusalem deity, not to the deities of Rome, which seems consistent with a key aspect of colonial mimicry, according to Homi Bhabha. The speech reveals Josephus' hybrid posture as conquered Judean and Roman citizen.
DOI 10.1163/157006311X608138
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Religious Parties and Movements : Hellenistic Judaism : Josephus
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